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Phone case

This simulation tutorial will guide you through:

  • Applying a force load to a phone case
  • Running a simulation
  • Viewing the displacement in the simulation results

Phone caseBelow is video tutorial on how to setup the problem. Alternatively, you can read the following instructions.


Import the CAD file

  1. In OnScale Solve, from the Projects tab of the dashboard, create a new project.
  2. In the Tool Bar, click (+) and then Library. Under OnScale Library, Select Phone Case.
  3. Select Meters as the length unit.

Assign a material

  1. Using either the tree or the 3D viewer, select Phone Case.
  2. Using the Material dropdown in the properties panel, assign Acrylic Plastic to this part.

Add a fixture

  1. Select the Physics tab.
  2. In the toolbar, select > to fix the surface.
  3. Using either the tree, select Back Face (b) and Back Face (a) and select Done.

Add a force load

  1. In the toolbar, select > to add a force load.
  2. Using either the tree or the 3D viewer, select Bottom Edge (a) (the outside surface of the hook).
  3. In the properties panel, for Force, enter 10 N and then select Done.

Run a simulation

  1. Select the Simulator tab.
  2. In the properties panel, select MESH & ESTIMATE. This automatically meshes your model, estimates how long the simulation will take to run, and estimates what the likely core-hour cost will be.
  3. Once the meshing and estimation process has finished, use the cost–time slider to select the level of computational resource that you want to use for this simulation.

    By using additional computational resources for the simulation (and hence spending additional core-hours), the simulation can be completed faster.

  4. Select RUN to run the simulation.

Analyze the results

  1. Once the simulation has finished, select Load Results to open the results in the Results tab
  2. Output categories can be selected from the tree: Select Displacement.
  3. In the properties panel, expand the Output dropdown to select Y displacement component
  4. Expand Edges and then toggle Edge/Mesh lines to on.