I’m trying to simulate the collision of a small ball and a metallic plate. I’ve created the CAD model, applied supports to the plate, an initial velocity to the ball, etc. Ideally, I’d like to be able to get out the maximum displacements that are present from the impact. However, I’m having some issues getting this simulation to work. When I execute the simulation, it will complete. But when I view the post-processing, it appears that the ball never moves? Originally I thought this could just be an issue with the animation, but it also appears that there’s no stress or acceleration present in the plate.
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I’d really appreciate any assistance that you can provide.