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Simulation for a Foot Design

Question asked by Cliff Benson on Mar 14, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi Everyone,

 

I have modelled a foot in Solidworks and wanted to simulate the forces acting on just bottom portion the foot. I know from research that majority of the forces act on the front and back part of the foot. I have set up my simulation process but I am not sure if this is correct. I dont think there is any connections on the foot model and I have made the fixtures to be a fixed geometery (Not sure if this is how it is suppose to be).  Two things I would like to ask:

 

a) Is there any way to just apply a load just on the bottom portion of the foot ?

 

b) What parameters would I need to setup for a foot model in the Mesh ? Currently I have just left at default ? Is that right ?

 

I am not looking for direct answers or solutions, just some guidance or to some references

 

Thanks,

 

Cliff B

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