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!!!




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

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



      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!