1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 3, 2014 3:05 AM by Jared Conway

    Non concentric torque analysis

    Aaron Hallett

      Hi,

       

      I have a simulation head scratcher...

      One sheet metal part has a PEM captive stand-off pressed into it.

      A screw 30mm in length is screwed into it,

       

      This i can simulate and garner stress results using a standard force applied on end the face of the stand-off

       

      I am seeing customers misalign the product so the screw is not concentric with the stand-off on assembly.

      MISALIGN.png

      What is the best way to apply a force or torque to replicate this?

      With the axis of the stand-off and screw misaligned by say 1mm in one direction only

       

      Thanks in advance

        • Re: Non concentric torque analysis
          Jared Conway

          can you provide more details about what your current analysis is setup like? i can't really tell how you're restraining or loading or what component you're interested in studying and which are just there for effect.

           

          but generally, why not apply a 1mm displacement if that is what you are concerned with. using a fixture.