Hello fellow Solidworkers,

Im trying to simulate the Deformation of two polymer hooks (picture attached) - Non Linear, Given Displacement, 2 Dimensional analysis.

I displace the upper hook in negative Z (1,5mm).

Now i would like to see how much force is needed to reach the given displacement.

But now the question in my brain arises if it is even possible to evaluate the force needed in a 2D-Deformation Model.

Is there any possibility to define the thickness of the geometry ?

Many thanks in advance,

Michael

Hi Michael,

In the definition of a 2D simplification analysis you would need to enter the theoretical section depth of the 2D cross section in order to start the analysis. The section depth you put in would determine how the program calculates the resultant force from sending your snap hook through this displacement.

Beyond that, you would just run the study then right click on 'Results' to go to 'List Result Force' and measure, what should be, the real applied force to cause that displacement.