2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2011 8:54 AM by Mark Kaiser

    simulating forces generated from part shrinkage

    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). 

       

      Thoughts?  Questions?