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simulating forces generated from part shrinkage

Question asked by Mark Kaiser on Sep 30, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 7, 2011 by Mark Kaiser

Has anyone ever tried to simulate the forces generated from part shrinkage during manufacturing?  I don't need to know the values of the forces, I just want a picture showing where the highest stresses are in the cross section of the part's profile.  Here's a picture of an example part:

 

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Part is being pulled over a steel mandrel, and also through a die (to form the outside shape). 

 

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