How can I calculate a radial force of a stent pushed in by rigid flat bodies?
I am trying to simulate the crimping of a Nitinol stent using Static Structural. I have stent ring in the center and planes placed around it. Over the "Remote Displacement" option are they moving towards the center and by this pushing the stent together. I am using the probe "Force Reaction" selecting the Remote Displacement to calculate the radial force created by the stent.
Is that the right way to get the radial force or is ther maybe another one? I have compared my calculated results to experimentally generated data and the force is much too small. Is there an obvious mistake I have made here or something I could try?
I am glad for any suggestions.