Finite Element Analysis

Below is an assignment i made, optimizing the design of a hole punch using FEA.

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The analysis of the handle is shown as an example here.
To shorten calculation time, a symmetry constraint was used.

hendel_symmetry

The same applies to the meshing.
By having a coarse mesh on the locations where the precision is not needed, the runtime of the analysis is shortened.

hendel_mesh

Below are the results of the study, where it’s visible that the yield strength is not passed in any location.

hendel_resultaten1