Jamie Myrhum

How do you specify torsion springs

Discussion created by Jamie Myrhum on Aug 2, 2007
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2007 by Ian Hogg

I have a linkage assembly that I'm running a motion analysis on. I'm trying to specify a trosin spring in the assembly to activate the linkages. The confusing part is that it doesn't clearly specify where the pre-load is set & the direction the spring is activating. The options are there, but it does not make clear how the spring will function in the assembly. Can any one explain this to me better as the help file for this features is clearly lacking.

I'm also still trying to figure out why is askes for both a pre-load angle and a starting toque, as the angle and spring factor will give you the pre-load