Someone have done a spring simulation?
I need some suggestions and tips.
What kind of spring?
Are you designing the spring or just want to use a spring in a design?
What do you want to learn about the spring?
Do you have access to nonlinear?
How will you test it physically?
The reason I ask is because there could be many suggestions for your questions.
If you haven't done so already, I would check the tutorials.
thank you for your answer.
Well, I´m a new user on SolidWorks Simulation so I have read a lot information into the SolidWorks Help and Tutorials
but I can´t find a method to simulate a compression spring.
I have a Premium License and I will need to design, prototype and validate the spring.
I may be wrong here, but I think you will find that most peoplel don't analyze compression springs using FEA. Spring design is usually done based on formulas that have evolved over many years of successful use. There usually isn't any reason to run FEA.
If you use the motion add-in and use advanced motion, you can add springs to your design and simulate their effect on your design - force, damping etc.
These guys have it. Want to show how a spring compresses and expands in an assy, go with animation with the spring modeled in context.
Want to see how a spring will affect you're mechanism, go with solidworks motion.
Want to design a spring, you can give it a shot, but you will need sim premium nonlinear.
Thank you everybody your answers are very useful.
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