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Nonlinear FEA of a Crimping Process

Question asked by Steven Kiley on Dec 16, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2013 by Steven Kiley

Hey guys,


A colleague of mine sent me some parts to do a non-linear FEA study on. They are 6061-T6 components, where one has its rim crimped over a mating component. The object of the study is to find out how much force is required to crimp the rim. I am fairly new to SolidWorks simulation and I’m not really sure where to even begin. Could anyone walk me through the setup process, or point me to a tutorial that is similar to what I am trying to achieve?

Thanks in advance for the help!