Eric Ambrose

Curved beam with pins at either end

Discussion created by Eric Ambrose on May 8, 2020
Latest reply on May 10, 2020 by Shawn Mahaney



I'm trying to run a simulation for deforming a curved beam via forces on pins attached to either end. This image shows the assembly.


The forces on the pins are acting to bring the two pins closer together. I need there to be no friction between each pin and the beam, so that there will be force, but not torque transferred across the contacts. I have tried setting up this simulation as a static 2D plane-stress simulation, but am having trouble creating the contacts and other interactions.


Could someone please help me with this? I have attached the parts as both .sldprt (2017) and .step files.