I'm trying to simulate a steel/acrylic pressure hull design for a
submarine - the joint between them needs to allow the acrylic to
shrink at a higher rate than the steel- the steel hemisphere has a
flange angled in that the acrylic hemisphere sits in, to allow it
to slide inwards as it compress.
Does anyone know how to simulate a joint like this? Cosmos
automatically thinks they are stuck together at the joint, which
causes way more stress on the steel flange and deforms the acrylic
to a bell-shape, which is way different from the way it would be
stressed in a dynamic joint.
Is there a way to define a joint like this in CosmosWorks? I
couldn't think of where an option might be- Maybe in the way the
mesh is defined around the joint? Does anyone have experience with