Chris Charlwood

Problems With Static Analysis.

Discussion created by Chris Charlwood on Dec 31, 2006
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2007 by Chris Charlwood
I am having problems when I model a static analysis upon a designthat is made out of three different extruded parts (each withdifferent material properties).

The design itself consists of an outer ring (a rubber tire), aninner ring (the solid wheel) and plastic supports inbetween.

When I run the analysis on Cosmos, the deflection of the tire doesnot take into account either of the center elements (i.e. the wheeland supports) and the rubber tire deforms right through both ofthem.

I have tried using "Contact gaps" but it has made nodifference.
I am using Solidworks 2006 SP4.1 and the latest SP of COSMOSWorks.

Thank you for any help.


P.S. The Solidworks file can be found here.
P.P.S. A picture of the "tweel" can be found here.