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Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

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Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

Hi,

 

I need to run an analysis for a bicycle crank arm. The model provided is only the crank arm and it doesnt include the pedal platform where the pedal load is being applied by the rider. is there is an option of setting the pedal load as a remote force applied on the hole surface (where the pedal shaft connects)?

 

Your help will be highly appreciated

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Re: Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

Hello,

If I understand clearly your question, Yes this is possible.

First create à point on your part representing the center of the missing pedal.

Now in mechanica apply a load on the surfaces of the axis of the pedal. Then choose "Advanced" , "total load apply to a point" and select your point.Capture.PNG

That should give you this kind of result :

Capture2.PNG

Best regards

Christian

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Re: Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

Hello,

If I understand clearly your question, Yes this is possible.

First create à point on your part representing the center of the missing pedal.

Now in mechanica apply a load on the surfaces of the axis of the pedal. Then choose "Advanced" , "total load apply to a point" and select your point.Capture.PNG

That should give you this kind of result :

Capture2.PNG

Best regards

Christian

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Re: Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

Hi Christian,

Many thanks for the reply! I have tried doing this method and got the following result..

Picture2.png

The force is not being applied to the point like in your example and Im getting a weird looking load being applied on the surface instead. I need to set the components of the force as 822N and 360N in the y and x directions respectively to simulate the worst case loading on the crank at a specific angle. Would you know how i should go about this? Thanks

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Re: Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

Possibly you are using a different version that displays the load differently.

Why not create a feature to simulate the crank?

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Re: Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

 

Hello,

The illustration you give seems ok.

Creo shows you the resulting field of forces you'll have by applying the load at the point.

By selecting "OK" you should then see the load at the point.

What I find curious in your example is the load you applied; is there really a “Y” component?  I would have expected a “Z” one instead.

Best regards

Christian

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Re: Is there an option of applying a remote load/force on Creo Simulate?

Christian - Thanks. I'm an Ansys user that is test driving Live Simulation for my company. I do a lot of remote load FEA's. This was very helpful. Thanks again!

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