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Proper Static analysis Fixtures, Loads, and Component Contacts

Question asked by Lou Digilio on Mar 3, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2010 by 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!

 

-Lou

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