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How do I do this Statics simualtion in Simulation xpress

Question asked by Sammy Redshaw on Mar 11, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2015 by Jared Conway

I have a bar  which 4mm thick plain carbon steel and 24mm wide with 2 dowel pin holes 200mm apart  on the end of  one dowel pin is a vertical mass of 50kg.

When I simulate the bar  with one hole fixed and the other loaded the dowel pin holes distort.


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My experience tells me the the stress should be toward the centre of the bar rather than around the hole as the dowel pins will act as a solid part.


taking the holes out  I get this



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The stress is not symmetrical as one end is fixed and on end is loaded


I guess because the problem is symmetrical  I should cut the bar in half


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Is this the best way to approach the simulation in SimulationXpress?


A  colleague has the premium license with the full blown Simulation suite how would I approach the simulation in regards to fixtures.

just fix it in on direction?