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Hello everybody,

 

is it possible to create pre-loaded CBUSH elements in Optistruct? 

I would like to model with spring elements braced components (tet-meshed) with a defined spring stiffness. The spring elements are attached by RBE3 to the component's surfaces (RBE3-spider -- CBUSH -- RBE3-spider).

My goal is to model pre-loaded human ligaments restraining the hip.

 

I'd be glad to get any advice on this topic.

 

Best regards 

Jo

 

 

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Since this is a biomedical part,it would be little difficult to comment on the modelling approach via Rbe3 and Bush element. In OptiStruct, we can run preloading analysis, however use of cbush would be limited.I guess pgap element should work here.What type of analysis you want to perform?

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Thank you very much for your quick response and excuse me for my basic questions, since I am new to Optistruct.

In order to test different types of connection, I have created an basic model of an half hip that is attached to this post. It represents the basic idea and main challenges, which I would like to implement on a comlete human hip.

In this model I am currently trying to work with CRODS and CBUSH to have the possebility of pretension.

I have trouble with convergence due to not closing gaps and I think that might be because of the fact that there are just SPCs at the right component. I hoped by using pretension to close the gap that would solve that problem.

What is your advice?

 

Thank you so much for your help.

 

 

 

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You also have two warnings in shared out file ,one is for high stiffness for bush and other one related to singularity.You can also refer to below post where i shared file for pretension of bolt with contact.

 

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