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safiredesignengineers
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Spring in curved slot

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07-21-2011 05:40 AM

Hey group

 

I need a compression spring to fit in a curved slot, can this be done with design accelerator and also in simulation?

 

Regards Adrian

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Re: Spring in curved slot

07-22-2011 08:37 AM in reply to: safiredesignengineers

 

hi group, So is it possible to build a spring around a curve centre line? this would make designing springs to fit in curved slots a lot easier?

and will this be able to be used in simulation as well?

 

Adrian

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Re: Spring in curved slot

07-23-2011 05:10 AM in reply to: Mike_Maenpaa

Hi Mike

thanks for your input, however I need more than just the part / graphical representation, I would like the spring to be usable in simulation as well so I can look at the forces and the way it behaves.

It would be good if in simulation and design accelerator a spring could be calculated to start and finish at selcted faces and follow a centre line and then it would follow the curve!

 

Regards Adrian

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