Hi guys, I have a problem. I would like any advice on how I apply the force on my coupon and constrain it correctly to get accurate results. I have attached an image of my problem. Many Thanks
SO, only analyze the blue body. Put 1/4 of your force on it and constrain all the cut surfaces to be symmetric.
Add the two forces shown. In order to avoid artificial constraints, you could add soft springs or inertial relief to stabilize the model.
The best way to do this is to divide it into 8 pieces and add symmetry constraints to the cut plane. These will stabilize the model without adding artificial anything. This will drive your computation cost way down, too.
Thank you Mike for the quick response I will definitely try this. Many thanks
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