7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2010 4:22 PM by Lou Digilio

    Proper Static analysis Fixtures, Loads, and Component Contacts

    Lou Digilio

      Hi folks,


      I am trying to determine the relative flexibility of a small device about the area of credit card. It's about 2.5mm thick. I want to bend it in the middle and restrain it at each end over a pair of 6.4mm dia. cylinders. My study wants to see the effects (stiffness) of different internal geometry with an applied load at the middle. This load is distributed over a similar 6.4mm diameter cylinder. See the pic below:

      cylinder bend.jpg

      I am having difficulty restraining this properly. I will be taking the Simulation training but need to determine this sooner.  Any guidance would be appreciated!