I've copied using the array a basic shape of a walnut, enough to fill a 110592 Cu. In. bin unfortunately it is causing SW to crash, is there a way to make all of these parts less bulky on the system yet retain material data, mainly weight.
There are folks much smarter than I'll ever pretend to be working on such problems. No easy answer.
What are your computer spec's? If you plan on doing more of this kind of analysis you might think about updating your system.
Reno, are you trying to guess how many will fit into the cavity? Or is there a simulation you're looking to perform after they are in there?
Simulation of weight transfer throughout the angle of motion and see how the product spreads out. I'll try a hinged mass that should get me close plot I'm looking for. OS XP 64bit AMD 64 bit 3ghz lacking on the video though
Are you approaching this with motion or nonlinear dynamic?
I don't think you are going to be successful patterning enough components. Solidworks just won't be able to handle that many components. Simulation is going to be even more difficult if you want to consider the interaction between them and how the settle once dropped in and poured out. You might be better looking for a multi physics particle study type way to solve it.
I think your best bet might be to make an assumption that a slice of the vessel will work similar to the whole unit, fill it in motion and then stop it out. Modeling the volume of walnuts as a real soft body might work. Hinged mass is an interesting idea if you mostly want to see stress and displacement on the vessel when in the dumping motion but it won't tell you what's happening to the walnuts.
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