I need to do a linear analysis of a pulley system with a steel wire. The problem is that Solidworks consider the wire like a rigid element. Is it possible that consider the wire like a flexible element? I attach two photos
Here is one published paper about it:
Finite element analysis on the wire breaking rule of 1×7IWS steel rope
Better to upload your model(s) in STEP file here, maybe can get some guys help.
For Rope better to choice solid body, non-rigid element, except you do not care the rope and pulley part.
Here is one screen shot from my trolley, it works well.
Hi, thanks for your answer. How can I define the rope like a non-rigid element?
you can define non rigid element by right click on the solid body and deformable part.
However if you use a standard rope, its has been already defined how much load it carries. So you don need to calculate the stress on the rope. From my viewpoint do not simulate the stress on the rope, focus on pulley.
I'm sorry I don't find where is that option, can you show it in a screenshot?
You think that it's correct not simulate the stress on the rope and insert directly the forces into a pulley?
Why are you trying to set this up with a simulation? You should isolate the thing you're trying to analyze. A rope is a simple 1-force member. Unless you think the rope is going to break (which you should know by its rating, not by simulation) then you should just apply a force in the direction of the rope.
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