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Bending angle simulation for applied force

Question asked by Nipuna Abeysinghe on Dec 23, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 24, 2019 by S. Y.

bending tool to bend an aluminium strip



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?


 any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated