I would appreciate it if someone could help me setup a vibration analysis using Solid works simulation tools. I am new to this kind of analysis and I have the following questions:
1- I want to simulate the effects of a horizontally vibrating stage using 4 springs (2 on each side of the stage). The purpose of my analysis is to simulate a mechanical sieve to observe its displacements relative to the applied frequency of the vibration.
2- I need to define springs with a pre-load (in tension). In other words, the springs should be fixed between from both sides of the connection with a predefined load/tension. I need to know how to perform this step.
3- Secondly the sieve needs to be vibrate relative to the supporting stage with a constant frequency of 200 Hz. I also need to know how to do perform this step.
4- Also any recommendations regarding the fixtures will be appreciated, but not necessary as I have an okay knowledge with applying boundary conditions.
5- Please check out the following setup sketch and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you