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FEA: Newbie Help

Question asked by Brent Theobald on Mar 13, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2015 by Mike Pogue

I am trying to check someone's work.

 

Can someone share how to set up an FEA study for this simple part? (Maybe it isn't as easy as I think?)

 

I am trying to validate the force needed for a leg to fail under these conditions.

 

It has 750 pounds of downforce. The top plane should be restrained. How much force would be needed to have the weld joints fail?

 

I have attached a file if that helps.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Leg.JPG

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