Jordan Truitt

Cyclic Symmetry Not Working In Nonlinear Study

Discussion created by Jordan Truitt on Mar 4, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2020 by Ryan Dark

I'm having trouble with the cyclic symmetry fixture. In my nonlinear analysis the 60 degree sections are not being bonded across the symmetry planes. I'm using the exact setup as my initial linear (copied study to nonlinear) analysis and did not have this issue.


Static Linear Result:


Static Nonlinear Result:


Any thoughts?


Edit: I tested the regular symmetry fixture and that works fine for nonlinear. That's better than nothing but I'm not sure why the cyclic one doesn't work for me. I'm using SolidWork's 2017 if that helps.