Connector Flange Displacement

This example illustrates an investigation of deformation. The Connector part geometry is constrained at connection locations to other parts and one flange is subjected to a pressure load to evaluate the resulting deformations. A medium mesh is used for this preliminary deformation study.

As a reference, for this example model approximately 1 minute of computing time is consumed for the entire simulation process including geometry processing, meshing and calculation.


Knuckle Joint Pinching

This example illustrates an investigation of deformation and stresses of a knuckle joint under a pinching load. The main pin is constrained at the chamfered contact region and the flange holes are loaded at the chamfered contact region for pinching. A medium mesh is used for this preliminary deformation study.

As a reference, for this example model approximately 1 minute of computing time is consumed for the entire simulation process including geometry processing, meshing and calculation.


Universal Joint Lateral load

This example illustrates an investigation of deformation and stresses of a universal joint under a lateral load. The connecting pin holes cylindrical faces are constrained in non-axial directions and a pressure load is applied to half the cylindrical faces on the large holes in the same direction. A fine mesh is used for this preliminary deformation study.

As a reference, for this example model approximately 1 minute of computing time is consumed for the entire simulation process including geometry processing, meshing and calculation.


Ribbed Pressure Vessel

This example illustrates an initial investigation of deformation of a ribbed pressure vessel under a pressure load. The base plate was constrained in the Y direction, every third bolt hole was restrained in the X & Z directions and an internal pressure load is applied to the main vessel internal faces. A coarse mesh is used for this preliminary deformation study.

As a reference, for this example model approximately 27 minutes of computing time is consumed for the entire simulation process including geometry processing, meshing and calculation. Approximately 2 minutes are consumed by meshing and approximately 25 minutes are consumed by the calculation.