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How to determine the proper mesh in SolidWorks Plastics

Question asked by Wenzhen Cheng on Mar 5, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2015 by Mehdi Moayyedian

I did a mold-flow analysis by using SW plastics on a simple round vial with bottom center gate.  I tried to determine the required injection pressure and cycle time.  The following are the results:


Auto-Solid Mesh:  1000psi and 44sec cycle time


Manual Mesh: 4330psi and 30set cycle time (used smaller elements of about 0.75mm size near the ribs & 1.0mm for the rest)


I discussed this issue with SoildWorks, who suggested to use the following setting -

Manual Mesh: 7100psi and 37set cycle time (used 1.3mm triangle mesh and use the "auto" setting for local Refinement)



Which data I can use...................................