My client has designed a car jack using joint connections. A 400kg force is applied on top of the jack. What is required is the reaction forces (along x-axis) at the joints between the lower and upper arms of the jack. Using Force Balance analysis of MDO, they got the reaction forces but these forces were in a different direction.I tried using the options that are available using the measure dialog box but couldn't find a solution. Any solutions/tips regarding the procedure for finding the reaction forces at different joints in the direction I want rather than what the software gives would be very welcome.Or is there any other way in doing this??
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