What is the purpose of including the soft spring option in a solidworks simulation study?

What is soft spring in Solidworks simulation?

Check this option to instruct the program to add soft springs to prevent instability. If you apply loads to an unstable design, it will translate and/or rotate as a rigid body. You should apply adequate restraints to prevent rigid body motion.

What is inertia relief in Solidworks?

Use inertial relief to calculate stresses and deformations on a free body that is accelerating such as a rocket being propelled by its engine, an aircraft in flight, or a moving automobile. If a model is not adequately restrained, a small force can cause rigid body motion.

How do you define a restraint in SolidWorks?

Select the model entities to which the restraint is applied. If you select Use Reference Geometry in step 2, select a valid entity for direction.

Applying a Restraint

  1. Right-click Fixtures and select from the options.
  2. Click on Restraints on the Simulation toolbar.
  3. Click Simulation > Loads/Fixture > Fixtures.

What is compression spring?

Compression springs are open-coil helical springs that contain the highest potential energy when the component is compressed. They are used to resist applied compression forces or to store energy in push mode.

What is a spring animation?

SpringAnimation is an animation that is driven by a SpringForce . The spring force defines the spring’s stiffness, damping ratio, as well as the rest position. Once the SpringAnimation is started, on each frame the spring force will update the animation’s value and velocity.


Can we select inertia relief analysis in Workbench?

Ansys Workbench Mechanical supports Inertia Relief in a static analysis. An example helps explain Inertia Relief. Consider a structure that has mass, and a vertical load that exceeds its weight.

What is a fixture in Solidworks?

The Fixture PropertyManager allows you to prescribe zero or non-zero displacements on vertices, edges, or faces for use with static, frequency, buckling, dynamic and nonlinear studies. Contents.

How do you apply fixtures in Solidworks?

To apply fixtures:

  1. Click Add a fixture. The Fixture PropertyManager appears.
  2. In the graphics area, select faces to fix.
  3. Click . The fixture is added to the Fixtures folder in the SimulationXpress study tree and a check mark appears next to Fixtures in the SimulationXpress wizard.
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