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Apply pressure on a fixed area for a rotating part.

Question asked by Annas Abu-Hassan on Mar 11, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 13, 2016 by Abraham Gertler

Hi there,


I am trying to analyze the stress distribution for a brake disc when pressure is applied to it via brake pads.
I have created a very simple model in the form of an annular ring and have begun to set up studies to analyze this.


My issue with the study is that I want to rotate the disc through the region in which the pressure is applied, instead of rotating the pressure and the disc simultaneously. The pressure applied to the disc is confined within a split line that I have created in the shape of the brake pad.

I have fixed the inner radius of the disc, and applied a rolling/sliding fixture on the face opposite to where the pressure is applied. I have applied a centrifugal load to the disc to give it an angular velocity, however this is not apparent when animating the model.
I have attached some images below for clarity, I am not sure if what I am asking is achievable within SolidWorks however any insight to this would be greatly appreciated.


Best Wishes


Annas Abu-Hassan