For my thesis, I am trying to model the bending of a flexible instrument using NX11 advanced simulation. With solve 106. It has geometric nolinearity. I model it as a beam with a moment at the end and I want it to have the form shown below. Is there a tutorial which gives a step by step instructions on how to work with sol 106?
The manual seems overly complicated and FEA is not really the goal of the thesis, thus I don't have the time to go through the manual or learn how to write input files.
We are trying to model the bending of a flexible instrument (Shown below picture 1) by pulling on the wire so it has a "U" shape as its final form (So it can bend more than 180°). The material used is superelastic nitinol. But we are having problems with how to work with sol 601. I think it's because we are not really familiar with the solver, what parameters to consider, the material models other pre-processing steps. A good tutorial would very helpful or some very helpful tips and pointers.