6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2017 11:47 AM by Oliver Washington

    Solidworks Static Simulation; Simulate device attached to cables

    Job De Lange

      Hi,

       

      I try to find out how much deformation a machine part will have when it is hoisted up with cables. I understand that this will be a dynamic process. But with some assumptions I think I will be able to derive the necessary information using an static FEM model.

       

      The problem that I'm facing is what fixtures I can use to mimic the hoisting cables. In the attached picture the cables are drawn in red. I started with using the "fixed geometry" fixture at the points that the cables are attached to the machine part, (green arrows), however I do not think this will mimic the real behavior.

       

      What Can I do to realistically take reaction forces that the cables exert on the part into account?

       

       

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