Hello,

I'm trying to perform a FEA simulation on a telescopic fork. Im trying to find the displacement due to the bending moment when the fork is fully extended. I applied a load of 5000 N and fixed the geometry from bellow. However I am getting this error every time I solve:

"The Iterative Solver stopped.

The solver has numerical difficulties.

Model may not have adequate fixtures

No results saved."

I read on this form that I'm suppose to add fixtures such as springs, but I have no idea where to apply it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Adnan

In the lower box on the left of your screen, right click on the top item "Static 1" and select 'Properties'. Down towards the bottom of the pop-up select 'Soft springs' and try it again. If this is a non-welded assembly you should probably remove the 'globally bonded' boundary condition and select 'no penetration' for a more realistic response.