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Stress analysis on automobile rim

Question asked by Pranav Verma on Sep 5, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 8, 2012 by Pranav Verma

Hello, I am new to solidworks simulation. I needed some help for my project, that basically aims in finding the stresses developed on a car rim.

What I basically want to know is how to apply a bearing load over an area, as i want to know whether the design of the rim will be able to take the load applied due to the wieght of the car. And how do I go through the simulation. How will a virtual wall help me??

Any other alternatives for finding the stresses, displacements on the rim due to the load acting on it.

I want the rim to be static and the main area of concentration is near the contact surface of the rim with the ground.

I have uploaded the rim I have made for testing.

I look forward for your help!

Thank you in advance.

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