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modeling snap-fit in FE with discrete springs or superelements ?
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Posted by: guiguit

02/04/2005, 05:37:24

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Hi all.
I d like to idealise a snap-fit for subsequent modal analysis. What is the best method, either use superelements or define stiffness (using a contact FE code) and then model the snap-fit as a set of translational and rotational springs?
What are the advantages & limitations of each approach for this special task?
thanks for your answers.
guiguit






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