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Epoxy seam simulation

Question asked by Ben Ardwin on May 11, 2015
Latest reply on May 12, 2015 by Mark Ankrom

Hi, I am interested in simulating a threaded seam that has been sealed with epoxy.  This system needs to survive submersion post drop test and we are trying to decide if our standard epoxy is sufficient or if going to a more flexible sealant will do the job for us.  In other simulation packages I was able to do this using beam elements generated between two surfaces to be sealed and then looking at the shear stresses generated but I haven't been able to figure out a method to do this in Solidworks yet.  Any suggestions?