my name is Daniele Santomassimo. I am student of Mechanical engineering and I am a user of SolidWorks 2011.
I modeled a hollow ring and what I am trying to do is to simulate a "squeeze" on both sides of the ring (spaced of 180 degrees). The final idea is to check how much deflection I obtain given a certain pressure on both rings (how elliptical the solid becomes). That is what I wish to simulate!!
At the moment though I cannot obtain this because of two reasons:
1) I don't know where to put the constraint
2) I don't know how to distribute the force over an angle of 45/50 degrees on both sides of the ring. At the moment the program arbitrarily decides to spread the pressure over the whole surface.
I hope that I managed to clarify what my aim is and hopefully somebody knows how to do it.
Thank you very much and KR