This simulation tutorial will guide you through:
- Applying force loads to the hooks of a snap cover
- Running a simulation
- Viewing the stress in the simulation results
To get started, you’ll need to download snap-cover.step to your computer.
Import the CAD file
- In OnScale Solve, from the Projects tab of the dashboard, create a new project.
- In the Modeler, import the CAD file. Select Millimeters as the length unit.
Assign a material
- Using either the tree or the 3D viewer, select Case.
- Using the Material dropdown in the properties panel, assign Acrylic Plastic to this part.
Add a fixture
Add force loads
- In the toolbar, select > to add a force load.
- Using the tree, select Face 43 (the outside surface of one of the hooks).
- In the properties panel, for Amplitude, enter 1 and then select Done.
- Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the outside surfaces of the remaining hooks (Face 44, Face 103, and Face 124).
Run a simulation
- Select the tab.
- 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.
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.
- Select RUN to run the simulation.
Analyze the results
- Once the simulation has finished, select Load Results to open the results in the Results tab.
- Output categories can be selected from the tree: Select Von Mises.