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Solidworks Simulation : Need to know the force for an imposed displacement

Question asked by Antonin Raffarin on Oct 19, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hi all,


I am workingv on an simple project but I need your help. I enclosed a picture of my project. I have two plastic cylinders(contact with friction). I would like to know the force I need(2 pointers) in order to my orange cylinder does a displacement of 5 cm long. I fixed my blue cylinder and imposed the displacement to the orange cylinder. The simulation looks working(Large displacement) but how I can know the force?


Moreover I take advantage of that to ask you another question. Usually when I do a FEA analysis with other softwares I check if my results don't depend on my mesh. But apparently here Solidworks does it by itself, right?


Thanks !