This is my first post in this forum, so please point me in the right direction...
the above image shows a bending tool I designed. It is used to bend an aluminium strip into an angle of 12 degrees. to achieve this bending angle I had to shape the bending tool angle of both bottom tool part and top tool part to an angle of 16 degrees. this angle was determined by producing a prototype and increasing the angle of the tool until the required bending angle was achieved. Now I want to use Solidworks simulations to determine the bend angle based on the applied force and tool angle.
what kind of simulation method should I use?
HOW TO DETERMINE BENDING ANGLE?
any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated