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General Mechanical

Snap fit Frictionless contact separates from surface

    • jharris5463


      I am trying to simulate a relatively simple snap fir attachment like shown in the picture. For some reason as the snap fit engages with the mating side it separates from the surface causing more deflection than what would actually happen. The image shows the contact settings I am using. I have done this simulation in the past and the snap fit slides along the mating side with no issue, but I do not remember how I had it set up.

      Does anyone have any insight on this type of issue?

    • Naresh Patre
      Ansys Employee

      You will have to use Frictional contact for this problem. If you search on google using keywords "snap fit", you will find several videos demonstrating snap fit simulation.
      - Naresh Patre
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