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Problem with gravity related study

Question asked by Sjoerd Post on Nov 14, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hello everybody,


Currently i am having problems with the results of a study in solidworks which is using gravity.

The results are not as i would suspect.


The study i am trying to solve is from a air-duct installed on a deck of a ship.

The study is not included in the attached zip file.


The problem:

When i solve the study without the gravity (Only the reaction forces of the air duct on the middle bulb-profile) I get the result which is shown on the attached picture.

This is the result i would suspect. The deformation is symetrical and is the biggest in the middle.


When i include the gravity and resolve the study ( so the reaction forces of the air duct and the gravity are included) i get the results which are showing on the other picture.

This results are everything except symetrical.


I also attached the assembly.

Does anybody know a sollution or any explanation for these results?


Already a big thanks for helping!!