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Rotating wheel simulation - Non linear deformation of rubber

Question asked by Ivan Adamov on Nov 16, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2015 by Adam Shinbrot

Hi guys,


I'm having a problem regarding simulation of wheel rotating and moving over the path with constant speed, let's say V=1m/s, and rim is transferring load to tire(and to path) which is 1470N. Of course, I'm stuck and just want to make sure if this kind of simulation is even possible in SOLIDWORKS. I need to see deformation of rubber tire made of SBR rubber. This non linear material is custom defined. I've checked Materiality web portal and it doesn't contain this data. Anyway, i packed model which is very simple, and two of my setups. SW version is 2014. I put my hopes for second setup to be the most correct, BUT it always ends with some kind of errors. Connection between rubber and rim is bonded, and connection between rubber and path is "No penetration" with "Surface to surface" option checked. What i need to see is tire deformation. I've searched web and haven't seen that anyone tried to do simulation when object is moving and rotating over the defined path.


If anybody have any clue what is wrong here, or if is this even possible to simulate in SOLIDWORKS i would appreciate any help 


Best regards,