1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 26, 2013 9:58 PM by Jared Conway

    How do I model a part in tension?

    Matt Taylor

      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

        • Re: How do I model a part in tension?
          Jared Conway

          Can you post a screenshot of the model in question? Where it is restrained, where it is loaded and where the brace will be would be helpful.

           

          How will it be tensioned in the physical world?

           

          My first thought is a temperature bc. But then you'll get isotopic tension if you don't use an orthographic material. Or a bolt connector or pin depending on what your tension definition really is.