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Contact Force Solidworks Motion

Question asked by Joana Alves on Aug 22, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 25, 2017 by Bill McEachern

I am trying to determine the contact forces between the wheels and the floor, in a four-wheeler.

I can run the simulation in solidworks motion. I select "Results and Plots" and choose "Contact Force" between wheel and floor. However the given results does not correspond to the ones I calculate theoretically.

 

Why does this happen? What type of calcuation does the solidworks?

 

I'm using version 2016.

 

Thanks in advance

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