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How can I simulate bending of a pipe

Question asked by Brandon Donald on Oct 21, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2019 by Bill McEachern

Hello. I am new to SolidWorks simulations and I am trying to simulate what would happen if a force of 2000 lbf is applied to a conduit. Ultimately, the objective is to see if the conduit can be bent around the wheel up to 90 degrees. So far I have the end of the conduit and the hole of the wheel fixed. The force is applied to the bottom face of a block. I have ran multiple simulations but continue to get warnings, errors, or excessively (?) long simulation times with unwanted outcomes (such as the block rotating about the conduit after X amount of iterations). Could someone help guide me in the right direction?

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