Edmond Husseini

Spring force

Discussion created by Edmond Husseini on Dec 16, 2008
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2009 by Ian Hogg

I am having trouble plotting the magnitude of the resultant spring force between two components.

I have two components vertically aligned in an assembly that are separate in free space, with one component being fixed to the assy origin.. I have added gravity, material specs and a spring/damper combo between the two components in the motion assembly. I run the simulation and the lower components oscillates for a while and then comes to rest as it should.

I am trying to plot the tensile/compression force exerted by the applied spring/damper combo.. How do I go about doing this?

Much appreciated in advance.