Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
The material used for the final test is an AISI430F Steel (I modified manually the materials.db file).
The 6 inner faces of the bolt holes are used as restraints.
The load is a single Vector force (0,-700,0)N applied to the inner face of a profiled hole.
Resolution is set to 50000 elements.
This conditions are a good setup for this kind of simulation and can be used confidently in place of a dynamic analisys involving friction based on a complex mechanical model.
The initial force of 700N is used because I was asked to study a real life disc that collapsed during a race, and after some reverse engineering that was the max force it was able to handle.
This particular design, under the same conditions, collapses with 2100N, that's a security factor of 3 to 1.
On the upper left is the disc that collapsed during a race.
On the right there're two well known commercial discs, also analyzed in order to collect more data on the typical collapse conditions.
Below is the first preproduction model.
I would like to encourage all the Scan and Solve team, this is a GREAT beta and I'll keep looking for every update.
- when in View mode, it would be very usefull to know the min and max values of the Von Mises Danger Level, maybe with some spots in the geometry
- a list with the maximal (+ and -) values reached in N/mm2 (or N/m2) related to the graph would also be fantastic
EDIT: in the very first week all the suggestions were implemented, the team in SnS is doing and excellent job!
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