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Connecting rod

This simulation tutorial will guide you through:

  • Applying a static pressure load to a connecting rod
  • Running a simulation
  • Viewing the displacement in the simulation results
  • Available options and features in the Graphical User Interface

Connecting rod

Import the CAD file

  1. In OnScale Solve, from the Projects tab of the dashboard, create a new project.
  2. In the ToolBar, click (+) and then Library. Within the OnScale Library, Select Connecting rod.

Assign a material

  1. Using either the Model tree or the 3D viewer, select Rod
  2. From the Material dropdown in the properties panel, assign Structural Steel to the Body Frame.

Add a fixture

  1. Select the Physics tab.
  2. In the toolbar, ensure that the Mechanical Physics tab is on.
  3. Select Restraint  as the constraint to fix the appropriate surfaces for the study.
  4. Using the Model tree, select the Bushing to apply a constraint to its face
  5. Ensure that the restraint type is a fixture in the right hand panel.
  6. Then select Done.

Add a pressure load

  1. Select  Pressure in the toolbar to add a pressure load.
  2. Using the Model tree or the 3D viewer, select Right Neck (Top).
  3. In the properties panel, for Pressure, enter 2e6 (2 MPa) and then select Done.

Run a simulation

  1. Select the simulator tab.
  2. Click on the Launcher to run the simulation
  3. Once the meshing and estimation is complete, Select Launch to run the simulation study.

Analyze the results

  1. Once the simulation has finished, select Load Results to open the results in the Results tab.
  2. There is a wide range of output categories to choose from in the Output Datasets. Select Displacement from the options
  3. Expand the Settings option and toggle Show Mesh on.