Hi, Is there a way to simulate the deflection of a cutting tool shaft at varying speeds. I am looking at a tool prototype and wand to know at what point the material will deflect. Similar to a drill bit in a chuck.
You can apply a Torque to a face where the torque would = the rotational force x the radius from the selected face to the centre axis the force would act about.
You can also add a centrifugal force which you can tell the RPM or angular velocity it will be travelling at which show deflection as well.
The material or the cutting tool? The tool will always deflect, it is just a question of how much.
If you know your forces you could just apply a normal force (perpendicular to the rotation axis) and a torque on the engaged surface.
Do you know how to simulate the effects of spinning the shaft? I cannot figure out how to apply a rotational force.
You can apply a torque to the engaged cylinder surface if you know what it is from your cutter calculations, speed/feed, etc. (Under 'External Loads')
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