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Non massless spring in Motion Analysis

Question asked by Alison Powers on May 12, 2014
Latest reply on May 14, 2014 by Alison Powers

Hi, all.


I'm working on a motion analysis with a heavy die spring (20lb). I'm wondering if there is a way to model the geometry (and mass) of this spring; I think the dynamic behavior of the system is being influenced by the relatively heavy mass of the spring. I have found ways on these forums to animate the coils, but can Solidworks Motion help me to analyze the dynamic behavior of the spring itself, given the properties of it?


Thanks in advance,