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Spring Pin Stress Simulation

Question asked by William Turk on Nov 12, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2013 by Jared Conway

I am trying to simulate the stresses in a plastic part that has had a spring pin pressed into it.  I added a "shrink fit" contact set between the pin and the plastic part.  I addded no other loads, but when I ran the simulation, I get a FOS of 0.08 on the pin, even though I'm pressing it into a hole of the correct diameter for the pin.  Anyone have any guesses?

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