How to model a coupling between two shafts revolving
Hi, I am using Workbench 16.0 and I want to model a coupling between two shafts (A & . Shaft A is attached with a revolute joint in another body and shaft B is supported with a Body - Ground Revolute Joint.
A Moment and a rotational velocity are applied to Shaft A and through a coupling, they pass to Shaft B. The coupling allows for a max radial and axial displacement and an angle displacement. So I want to find a way to get results for these displacements in between the two shafts.
So I believe that I have to let free all DOFs between the shafts except the Rotational one around their axis (Z-axis). I tried the General Joints but when it comes to RDOFs it allows only for one or all of them to be free.
So if I use the General Joint and let free only one DOF (for example X) I won't get the right results since there should be rotation around the X & Y-axis. If on the other hand, I let all rotational DOFs free the Moment and Rotational Velocity will not pass to Shaft B.
These two shafts are a part of a bigger assembly that is subjected to other forces and so it is expected to have deformations on its own. The purpose is to get the relative motions (X , Y , Z , ROTX , ROTY) of one shaft to another while letting the Moment and rotational velocity pass from A to B.