Sandeep Medikonda
Ansys Employee

Bridgett,


Please use pictures to explain what you are trying to study.


Coming to some generic suggestions. The first question you should ask is what are you trying to study?


Based on that answer think about what you can get rid of when trying to move towards a simplified model. See if you can account for some of the surrounding parts in terms of boundary conditions?


Lastly, if you are trying to validate something you have to compare it to something. You can always do a design study to minimize the deformation etc.


Regards,
Sandeep