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Simulation for a plastic chair

Question asked by Ben Kirkby on Feb 28, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 6, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi Everyone,

 

I was just wondering if you would be able to give me some advice about how to successfully run simulations on a chair I am currently designing.

 

I understand the basics of Solidworks Simulation but I'm struggling to set up a test that I need.

 

Basically, I want to be able to apply a load to the chair (somebody sitting on it) to see how much displacement the feet experience relative to the floor. Can somebody please tell me how to do this?

 

I've tried putting a coincident mate on the feet and a "floor plane", but this didn't work. I have fixed the feet to a florr plane too, this worked but didn't allow the feet to move, as they would in real life, when the load was applied.

 

Any help or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

Cheers,

 

Ben

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