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
PINK= Side load (can this be done with axial symmetry??)
The 'pink' load violates axisymmetry assumptions. Based on the diagram, a half-symmetry model (180 degrees) is your limit.
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