I´d like to calculate the reaction force due to a given deflection of a wave spring.
The spring is held between to planar faces and stays there while compression.
There is clearance between the bore diameter and the outer diameter of the spring.
How i model it: (i´d like to know if there is a better way)
(3 bodies - upper and lower "wall" rigid)
My thoughts on the constraints:
On the bottom of the spring i´ll use a virtual wall constraint - so the spring can lift/tilt of the surface freely but can not penetrate it.
But how do i model the top deflection without using a 2nd body (like shown in the image above)?
- the contact area changes
- tilt/lift possible
Thanks in advance,