Hi I am a noob to simulation. I am trying to run a simulation on the turntable base shown in the picture.
I have a 6000N force pressing down on the ring area (where the bolt holes are) and then the feet are sitting on a hard floor. The foot pads swivel on ball joints in reality, but in the model there are just solid blocks.
I set up a simulation for the plate part, where I replaced the bolt holes with merely a 0.001 deep x 0.5" diameter recess. I set those faces as "sliding" connections and got this:
This is not right because the edge tab appears to be fixed from rotating. In reality the plate will curve like a bowl, it will not curve down again at the edge tab.
How would I set the foot connections as a sliding/pin connection? In other words, make the feet be fixed in a horizontal plane but leave rotation and sliding in that plane unconstrained.