Rigid solid constraint


#1

Hi!

How can I give rigid body properties to a body? That is, it can move with the assembly to which it is welded but does not have the capacity to deform.

thanks!


#2

Hi @MaikelLamb

I think a high Young modulus can model what you want. As to how big I would say ~10x the value of other parts, but you have to test dependence of results against variations in this value.

Do not exaggerate the value as this would cause numerical instabilities. Also, bear in mind there will be stress concentration points, so be careful when interpreting results.

Hope this helped, happy simulation!


#3

Thank you @ggiraldo ! I will try this :slight_smile: