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Replacing parts with fixtures

Question asked by Gilgamesh Ryusaba on Feb 10, 2018

Hello SW community,

 

I'm trying to learn the FEA simulation with solidworks. I have a corkscrew which is affected by a total force of 50 N upwards. I have to replace the the cork and the handle of the corcscrew with equivalent fixtures, that produce the same maximi von mises stress of approximately 300 MPa.

But after spending a couple of hours with different fixturess, i've almost given up. 1_1_1.JPG

 

I can't get anny stress closer than 251 MPa:

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The mesh size is 1mm.

I've also uploaded the part with my own attempt to solve the problem, if that makes it easier to understand.

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