4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 12:52 PM by Michael Feeney

    Simulation extruded part vs sheet metal part vs treat as solid sheet metal part

    Michael Hoft

      I created 3 simple assemblies, each have an identical .25 x 3 x 12 plate with a 1 inch dia disk x .10 centered on it.

      All plain carbon steel. The assembly is constrained the same in all three instances with a 400 pound load on each disk. The only difference is that the .25 x 3 x 12 plate was created 3 different ways:


      First one was created as an extruded part


      Second one as a sheet metal part


      Third one was changed to "treat as solid" in the Simulation run.


      I got 3 very

      differant deflections in Simulation.


      My question is: Should they all not be the same?