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Unexpected jamming of an assembly with physical dynamics

Question asked by Eg Gloo on Mar 8, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2016 by Eg Gloo

Hi all

 

I have a small assembly with several parts misaligned. By turning the grey wheel, the grey block is to rotate about its axis (Axis 1). The problem I have is that the grey wheel can't be turned further anti-clockwise given the current position. It seems to be jammed.

 

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The red connecting rod can freely slide in the yellow bore, which itself freely has a rod in the grey bore. I'd expect the red rod to extend further and turn the yellow connector.

Does anyone know why the wheel might be jammed? Am I misunderstanding the use of physical dynamics?

I've attached the assy.

 

Thanks

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