SS-T: 3020 Bearing Loads

Create bearing loads in SimSolid.


SimSolid performs meshless structural analysis that works on full featured parts and assemblies, is tolerant of geometric imperfections, and runs in seconds to minutes. In this tutorial, you will do the following:
  • Learn how to create bearing loads in SimSolid.

Model Description

The following model file is needed for this tutorial:
  • BearingLoad.ssp

Figure 1.
This file has the following specifications:
  • Material is set to Steel for all parts.
  • Regular connections with 0.2mm gap and penetration tolerance.
  • Bonded contact conditions are created automatically.

Open Project

Open the SimSolid project file.

  1. Start a new SimSolid session.
  2. Click the (Open Project) icon.

    Figure 2.
  3. In the Open project file dialog, choose BearingLoad.ssp
  4. Click OK.

Create Structural Linear Analysis

Create a structural linear analysis with immovable constraints and a handlebar load.

  1. On the main window toolbar, click (Structural analysis).
  2. Choose Structural linear.

    Figure 3.
    The new analysis will appear in the Project Tree under Design study 1 and the Analysis Workbench will open.

Create Immovable Support

Create immovable support.

  1. In the Analysis Workbench, click (Immovable support).
  2. In the dialog, verify the Faces radio button is selected.
  3. In the modeling window, select Face 0, Outer sleeve.

    Figure 4.
  4. Click OK.
    The new constraint, Immovable 1, will appear in the Project Tree. A visual representation of the constraint will appear on the model.

Apply Bearing Load

Apply bearing loads to faces.

  1. On the Analysis Workbench toolbar, click (Bearing loads).
  2. In the modeling window, select Face 9, Inner sleeve and Face 6, Inner sleeve(as shown in orange).

    Figure 5.
  3. For Load, enter 1000 in the Radial direction.
  4. Under Direction, for X enter 0.00000, for Y enter -1.00000, and for Z enter 0.00000.
    Tip: You can also edit Direction by using the slider bar, the spin wheel, or by entering the angle.
  5. For Load span and angle, enter 120.
  6. Click Close to close the dialog.

Run Analysis

Solve the analysis.

  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. Click (Solve).

Review Results

Plot the displacement contour.

  1. On the Analysis workbench toolbar, click the (Results plot) icon.
  2. Select Displacement Magnitude.
    The Legend window will open and display the contour plot.

    Figure 6.