0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2017 6:36 AM by Samuel Murley

    Simulation with spring connector - to simulate locking mechanism between teeth.

    Samuel Murley

      Hi,

       

      I am trying to find out the stresses on material on a simple locking mechanism that uses a spring to allow teeth to pass one another when enough force is applied.

      I am using a disc spring that allows 0.2mm of deflection when 10N of force is applied.

      I believe that the simulation is set up correctly as when I suppress the spring connector all the parts move and behave as I would expect and the simulation runs fine.

      However, when I unsuppress the spring connector I am unable to run the simulation.

      I receive the error -

      'Exception code 0xc0000005 thrown at address 0x1413886d0 in: Star.exe file version 28,1,0,20.

      Please press OK to terminate solution'

       

      I wanted to use this simulation to find a good shape and material for the 'teeth'.

       

      I have attached a folder with the Assembly and parts - and the simulation 'static with spring'. I have also added some screenshots showing how the part moves with the spring connector disabled.

       

      If anyone can help or suggest anything it would be greatly appreciated!

       

      Sam