In this brief tutorial, we show you an example of performing a Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) using Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical 360 and reviewing the analysis results. For a plastic snap-fit clip assembly, we will determine and graph the stress as a function of time throughout the analysis event as the two parts are pushed together. The model is a quarter-symmetry representation of the assembly, since the clip is symmetrical about two planes.
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To start, download the model archive (Clip-Quarter-Simple.ach) by clicking here. Save this file to a folder on your computer, and unzip the contents.
As you can see, the displacement magnitude values appear by default in the Results environment. We will display the von Mises stress results and animate them. We will also graph the maximum von Mises stress versus time for the full simulation event.
This completes the Snap-Fit Clip Assembly Quick-Start Tutorial! To explore the complete process of setting up and running an MES, we recommend that you start with the Piston CAD Model tutorial on the Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2013 Wiki Help.
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