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How do I model a part in tension?

Question asked by Matt Taylor on Mar 25, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 26, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi everyone,

 

I am working on a project fo my dissertation to reduce vibration. One method I am tying is to add a second brace onto the surrorting arm, however I want this brace to be in tension. I'm not sue how to model this in solidworks so that I can run simulations (static, frequency and fatigue). I was thinking of doing his by applying an external load to the bracing fixture rather than etraining it, but I'm no sure if this will give accurate results. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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