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- Case 1: Plastic Box-Beam under Contact
Case 1: Plastics Box-Beam under Contact
A box-beam with the plasticity material model is analyzed. Two cylinders under the beam are fixed, and the third cylinder moves downward to compress the box. Because of symmetric geometry, a quarter of the whole model is simulated. To define finer mesh in contact areas and well predict contact interaction, the one quarter of the box-beam is partitioned. Two defined "Mirror 3D" data sets helps mirror the simulated Von-Mises stress distribution on the whole model.
Fig. 1-1 Schematic of box-beam and the modeling process
Fig. 1-2 Simulated results and mirrored result using a "Mirror 3D" data set
Fig. 4-1 Schematic of piston and definition of rigid connectors