I am new to Solidworks Simulation and need some help.
I am doing a static analysis of a linear flexure bearing that I will EDM out of one piece of metal. The flexures are thin blades that are .005" (.14mm) thick. I would like advice about the best way to run a static simulation of this part. I am trying to determine how much the flexure will deflect under load. Before I do that I want to verify its movement under simple loading and comparing the results to Roark's. I am not pleased with the results.
I am not sure if I shoud run the simulation as a shell or solid. Please help me out