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What kind of simulation to use? Situation with pulling and fricton

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Hello,

 

What kind of simulation (solution) in NX I should use if I want to calculate following situation?

 

I have a very simple cart. It stands on the ground under some load. I want to pull (or push) it. I want to calculate the force I need to attach to the cart, taking into account friction between wheels and ground.

 

I use NX 11, Nastran, Pre/Post, can I realise my task in it?

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Re: What kind of simulation to use? Situation with pulling and fricton

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You can start off with a simple linear static analysis, SOL101, to study the behavior of the cart when subjected to external forces, including with friction contact. You can perform more detailed nonlinear analysis, SOL401, if there are large deformations happening at the wheel base. Using NX or Simcenter to do pre and post and Nastran to solve the model will give you everything you need.