12 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2011 9:23 AM by Baktash Bariz

    Rotating Shaft FEA Study

    Baktash Bariz

      Hello all,

       

      I seem to have run into an issue with a FEA study and can't seem to get the correct setup for fixture and load application.  I am hoping someone will provide the much needed feedback!!!

       

      PROBLEM:

       

      1. Horizontally rotating shaft with both ends supported vertically (not fixed).

      2. Vertically downward force acting at the middle of shaft.

      SHAFT.jpg

       

      ISSUE:     Study fails because of fixture/constraint issues.

       

      I have tried numerous fixture/load combinations but still get a study failure!!! Should I be performing a static study first and then modify to a frequency study? Or is there a another approach?

       

      Thank you and hope to hear back!

       

       

      Baktash