I have cut my assy in half and have used a symmetry constraint. I have applied 1/2 the load. Do I need to double my results?

I have cut my assy in half and have used a symmetry constraint. I have applied 1/2 the load. Do I need to double my results?

IMO yes you would need to double the results as you have applied 1/2 load with Symmetry Restraint.

Sorry my assumption was not correct.

William,

You can verify this with a simple model. I will upload an exmaple when I get some time. In the mean time, take a look at this: http://www.pveng.com/FEA/FEAGeneral/SimplifySymmetry/SimplifySymmetry.php

As long as your geometry, BCs and loads are symmetric you dont need to double the results.

Hope it helps.

Sandeep

William,

You can verify this with a simple model. I will upload an exmaple when I get some time. In the mean time, take a look at this: http://www.pveng.com/FEA/FEAGeneral/SimplifySymmetry/SimplifySymmetry.php

As long as your geometry, BCs and loads are symmetric you dont need to double the results.

Hope it helps.

Sandeep