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Fatigue Analysis on Shaft

Question asked by Elliott Tuthill on Jul 2, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2013 by Henry Kurniadi

I have a rotating shaft that experience three loads. One load is due to a pulley on one end that rotates the shaft but also pulls it. The other two forces occur from the two bearings that support the shaft. I have a picture below of the three forces acting on the shaft.

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The three fixtures I used are two fixed hinges at the two bearings locations and a roller/slider right above the lower bearing on the surface that forms a 90 degree face with the bearing location.

 

What I would like to do is a fatigue analysis that uses these three loads and simulates what the fatigue will be as they are rotating around the shaft. Does anybody know how to set this up in Solidworks?

Below I attached the solidworks file

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