I am trying to model a ball and socket type connection for a cable. The ball end slides into a cylindrical slot and tension is applied by turning a turnbuckle. I am concerned with the stresses on the contact surfaces between the ball and the slot.
For my first iteration, I have made the slot and the ball the same diameter. How would I go about constraining the ball in the slot? I see that there is a ball constraint, but I'm not certain of how to use it.
Ultimately I would like to get to analysing what is shown in capture 2, where the ball is slightly smaller than the slot, which would be closer to the real case.
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