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Torque vs. Twist Nonlinear Simulation of a Shaft

Question asked by Erik Robbins on Jul 25, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2013 by Jared Conway


I've been trying to have simulation replicate a physical test I did on a drive shaft. The FEA stresses seem realistic, as it failed around 43,000 in-lb. But the deformation does not, as seen in the comparison of the FEA and physical torque vs. twist graph. I'm using a true stress and true strain curve obtained through lab testing. I can't figure out why these graphs differ so much. Any help would be greately appreciated.