2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2013 2:37 PM by Jared Conway

    Force that makes a part yield when there's contact

    Alessandro Tornincasa

      Hi,

      suppose I have two parts in a static study and there's contact. I need to find out the force that will make one part yield.

      In linear static studies you can run a study, get the Von Mises Stress results, and then figure out required force to yield the part by making a simple proportion.

       

      Contact is a non-linearity so can you still use the same approach when there's contact or do you have to foind it out by trial and error ?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Alex

       

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