Andrew Lynch

Solidworks simulation innacurate displacement

Discussion created by Andrew Lynch on Apr 2, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2020 by Andrew Lynch

Hi,

I am a student using solidworks simulation to get an accurate representation of how the weight of a 95 percentile male would affect a standing aid I am designing for my final year project.

I have fixed the bottom into place along all faces that would touch the ground, then created as small of a mesh as I can because the wall thickness of the metal is only 3mm, i am using alloy steel as a test material but when I apply a total load across two parts of 1 kgf and it is completely bending the metal in a fashion that is unrealistic, how can I fix this issue?

 

below you can see just how far the frame is bending with this

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