2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2013 6:05 PM by Anthony Botting

    what casue the deformation in x direction

    Dewei Guan

      Hi

       

      Is there anyone know what casue the deformation in x direction(see the attachement)?

       

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        • Re: what casue the deformation in x direction
          Jared Conway

          where is the force applied? can you show us the undeformed model, what is selected for the force and the force definition? i assume the other side is fixed completely?

           

          to confirm it is actual movement, you might also want to check the X, Y and Z displacement plots. not just ures

          • Re: what casue the deformation in x direction
            Anthony Botting

            I am assuming the force is at the tip of the beam in a downward direction. the load needs to be applied at the shear center or you will get twisting and offset strange-looking behavior at the end of the beam. You can calculate the location of the shear center using math from a mechanics of materials book (also known as "strength of materials"), or may find in mechanical handbooks. In solidworks, you can apply a load at the shear center using the 'remote load' option. hope that helps.