1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 8, 2016 3:42 PM by Shaun Densberger

    2d simplification; in-plane loading using axi-symmetric?

    Steve Soeder

      I am going to be doing a series of studies investigating various geometry conditions relating to a threaded connector design and I'd like to (if i can) use 2D simplification for these studies.

      I have round parts (threaded shaft, nut) and so I believe I need to use axi-symmetric symmetry.

      I need to apply a load to impart a bending moment on the shaft; can I do this using 2D simplification, or does it only support radially symmetric load cases?

       

      I'm going to be applying a tensile load as well, which I don't see any problems with, but I'm not clear on whether or not this side load will be doable.

       

      Here's a sketch of what I want to do

      BLUE= Fixation (represents a body the threaded shaft passes through)

      GREEN= Axial tensile load

      YELLOW= Pretension

      PINK= Side load (can this be done with axial symmetry??)

       

       

      LoadCase001.png