14 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2012 5:16 PM by John Sutherland

    part is flying in the air when only gravity is applied to it

    Pascal M

      hello i have this shaft supported in 3 points with only gravity applied to it.

       

      the shaft misteriously wont stay on its supports, anyone can figure out why?

       

      i have global connector to bonded, then the contact between each support to the shaft is no penetration and node to surface.  fixed contacts are the ones under the 3 supports

       

      i wanted to run simulation study to see how stresss, displacement and reaction forces would change if i moved the center support,s height starting being at same height as the 2 others then 1, 2, 3mm...  until it doenst touch anymore

       

      thanks

       

      W520 solidworks premium x64 2012 SP2

       

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