Any ideas on how to do something similar to the image below in solidwork simulation? I do not know what simulation program was used for the sample images.
It looks like the two blades are coming in and "crimping" a circular cross-section tube. I'm pretty certain this can be modelled in Simulation. It would be a non-linear study using one of the elasto-plastic material models - Von Mises or Tresca.
Bang on. Check the tutorials, there is a pipe in a clip example that will show you the basics.
Some tricks in sim:
-use rigid pushers
-make sure the tube is restrained in some way
-consider using shells instead of solids for the tube
You'll need simulation premium.
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