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.