I'm trying to test various materials to use as inserts to reinforce (stiffen) a plastic moulding, however I think I might be missing something as the results seem a bit variable.
The first picture shows the two parts, the reinforcement insert (in purple) and the plastic frame (in grey).
I've used 'fixed geometry' on a face (the one shown in green in the first image) and used the default 'global contact - bonded as the way of combining the two parts.
I applied the load to the face of the insert (purple), and also to the outer face of some ribs on the moulding, using 'total force' (second image)
I also used the default mesh.
When I check the maximum deformation for various materials they don't seem to correspond to the materials relative stiffness ( re the elastic modulus value ).
Not sure if I'm missing something?