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ball and socket load analysis

Question asked by Jeff Young on Dec 31, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2015 by Jared Conway

I am trying to do a stress analysis on a ball and socket design. A tensioning cable with a ball end fitting will slide into a slotted opening, and the cable itself will be tensioned by a turnbuckle. I would like to model the stress created when the ball comes in contact with the face of the slot. The ball is slightly smaller than the slot, so tension on the cable creates a point load where the ball meets the slot. I'm using SW 2012 and SimulationXpress. Thanks