Good afternoon all,
This is a two-part question...
First I have a profile I want to extrude in 2 ft sections, and then run an analysis, using 1 fixed and 1 roller fixture. So for example, extrude 2ft then run sim, extrude to 4ft, all the values stay the same, rerun simulation, extrude to 6ft, etc...
Seems simple enough, but I am getting non-consistent values. The Von Mises stress starts high, goes lower, then shoots up to a value which triggers the large displacement calculations.
Can someone help me with this issue?
What is the easily way to calculate the maximum force before yielding occurs? Right now I'm guessing, running analysis, then checking the results. I know there's an easier way but I am clueless.
In other news, I passed my CSWP last week!!! (Thanks for all the help, everyone!)