Calculate forces generated by offset rotating weight

Pioneer
Pioneer

I'm working on a school project where the ultimate goal is to tip over a can where everything is housed inside.  I have everything modeled in ST6 (Academic version), with the proper densities/mass for each part.  Our method of tipping the can over is an offset weight (a stack of quarters in a 3d printed holder).  Is there a way to simulate the holder rotating at different speeds to determine the forces applied to the can?  I've attached all part files in a zip file and a picture of the mechanism I made with my 3d printer if anyone would like to see.  Thanks a bunch!

 

Brian

1 REPLY

Re: Calculate forces generated by offset rotating weight

Dynamic Designer for Solid Edge is an addin that will do these sort of things for you.

 

It also has a  student download.

 

https://www.design-simulation.com/DDM/SolidEdge/index.php