SS-T: 3020 Bearing Loads

Create bearing loads in SimSolid.

SimSolid performs meshless structural analysis that works on full featured parts and assemblies, is tolerant of geometric imperfections, and runs in seconds to minutes. In this tutorial, you will do the following:
  • Learn how to create bearing loads in SimSolid.
Model Description
The following model file is needed for this tutorial:
  • BearingLoad.ssp

Figure 1.
This file has the following specifications:
  • Material is set to Steel for all parts.
  • Regular connections with 0.2mm gap and penetration tolerance.
  • Bonded contact conditions are created automatically.

Open Project

  1. Start a new SimSolid session.
  2. Click the (Open Project) icon.

    Figure 2.
  3. In the Open project file dialog, choose BearingLoad.ssp
  4. Click OK.

Create Structural Linear Analysis

  1. On the main window toolbar, click (Structural analysis).
  2. Choose Structural linear.

    Figure 3.
    The new analysis appears in the Project Tree under Design study 1 and the Analysis Workbench opens.

Create Immovable Support

  1. In the Analysis Workbench, click (Immovable support).
  2. In the dialog, verify the Faces radio button is selected.
  3. In the modeling window, select Face 0, Outer sleeve.

    Figure 4.
  4. Click OK.
    The new constraint, Immovable 1, appears in the Project Tree. A visual representation of the constraint is shown on the model.

Apply Bearing Load

  1. On the Analysis Workbench toolbar, click (Bearing loads).
  2. In the modeling window, select faces as shown in Figure 5.

    Figure 5.
  3. For Load, enter 1000 in the Radial direction.
  4. Under Direction, for X enter 0.00000, for Y enter -1.00000, and for Z enter 0.00000.
    Tip: You can also edit Direction by using the slider bar, the spin wheel, or by entering the angle.
  5. For Load span and angle, enter 120.
  6. Click Close.

Run Analysis

  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. Click (Solve).

Review Results

  1. On the Analysis workbench toolbar, click the (Results plot) icon.
  2. Select Displacement Magnitude.
    The Legend window opens and displays the contour plot.

    Figure 6.