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Impact on Swinging Structure

Question asked by Daniel Kitts on Nov 5, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 5, 2013 by Jared Conway

I'm trying to run an analysis to determine impact as a result of a swinging structure striking a rigid wall.  I'm not really sure how to set this up, I imagine I'd be using a "Drop Test" analysis, but not sure if that is the best model to use.


Here's what I'm attempting:


I want the following model to swing in a predefined angular directction about a fixed cylinder then smash against an imaginary wall to determine the resultant stresses in the truss members associated with the impact.  I have no clue how to set this up.  Please help if you can


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