I am trying to perform a static analysis on a component that can rotate about a pin. For this post, I made a very simplified version that makes the issue clearer. I am looking to visualize the straightening of the part in addition to its rotation about the pin. Two screenshots are attached to help clarify the problem.
As seen in the screenshots, the gray part should rotate about the red pin. As seen in Screenshot 2, the applied force should both rotate the part about the pin *and* cause structural deflections. Unfortunately, I have not been able to create a working simulation that captured both of these effects. If there is any way to accomplish this, I would really appreciate the help!
Product Design Engineer
Step 2 Engineering