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Circular symmetry not working

Question asked by Ivan Collins on Jan 8, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2014 by Jared Conway

I am trying to analyze a 2 degree section of a tank with a non-uniform pressure load.  I can't analyze a 90 degree section because it will be too big, its a faily complex wall section.  I have used the advanced fixture of circular symmetry and it appears to  be neglecting the hoop force to hold the wall and looks to be just pushing the wall over.  I researched this a little bit and it appears that there may be a problem with that fixture within the solidworks software, but this was dated to the 2013 Solidworks.  I have SW 2014 SP0.  Here is a shot of the wall deformed out, note the bottom is fixed.  Any thoughts?

Wall and hook section.JPG