I have a part that we are looking at manufacturing. The part will be formed by bending the part to a specified radius. Basically bending the part around a die. I am trying to figure what force will be required to create this bend. Is there a way to get an idea of this force from Inventor? I know that there will be spring back, but I am not really concerned with that right now.
I am sure that Simulation would show the part being formed, but I am looking for the force also.
Maybe its not possible, idk.
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Who needs an Engineer when you have FEA and online calculators.. oh wait..
I have a chart I can go by for flat plate.... but this site is pretty neat. The shape that I am trying to figure out is a Tapered hollow octagon.... something like this. "I" varies down the length.
I ended up calculating it by using the max stress on a cantilevered beam (W*l / Z). For the "Z", I used the formula in the Mach HB. I think that got me in the ballpark anyway.