First, I know just enough about MDO and MDX to get into some real trouble. Anyway, I have a mechanism that I will best describe as a single-cylinder engine. It's not, but it has a crank with a common throw, 2 connecting rods, and a load at the end of the rods. It really screams along, 6,000+ rpm. I have the mechanism all modeled and running in Mechanism well enough, I have a servomotor applied, etc. I want to know what the max load is on the rods from accelerating and decelerating. Will Mechanism do this? Or am I in Mechanica Structure territory now?
When I attempt to run an Analysys that is Kinematic, I get a failure that the mechanism constraints could not be satisfied. This does not happen with a Position analysys... what's going on here?