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Fully Defined Assembly is Unstable?

Question asked by Jeremy Notestine on Nov 24, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2013 by Shaun Densberger

I have made a static 2-D Simplification study of a model consisting of a cylindrical cone made of 5 bonded (contact set) and mated parts. Each part is concentric and mated together. The front planes are also mated, making the model fully defined. In the 2D study, I added a fixture to the bottom and a 500N load on the top. The mesh seems fine but when running it I get, "Model is unstable. Restraints may not be adequate."

When soft springs or inplane is enabled, I get the same error.

 

Also, is there somewhere (Run error file etc.) where I can find more information on where an error occurred?

 

Thank you for your time.

Jeremy

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