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Refrigerator hinge BC

    • happykiran
      Subscriber

      Hi, Need help


      what type of boundary condition i need to give while studying of the refrigerator door hinge. considering when a person applies a load at the end of the refrigerator door when it is open condition. 


       

    • peteroznewman
      Bbp_participant

      Let's say that the Z axis is vertical for the sake of discussion. I would make two remote displacements.


      Pick the cylindrical face of the top hinge pin and set the X and Y displacement of the remote point to zero.


      Pick the cylindrical face of the bottom hinge pin and set the X, Y and Z displacement and the Z rotation to be zero.


      Those six constraints make the door fixed, now you can apply the force on the corner.

    • happykiran
      Subscriber

      For the  top hinge all the rotation kept free?


      And bottom hinge X and Y kept free ? 


      should i apply moment or only load is enough?


      please clarify


       

    • peteroznewman
      Bbp_participant

      Since the pin is very short, yes, leave all the X and Y rotations free.


      Just apply the down force on the end of the door, ANSYS will transfer the load through the parts to induce bending moments in the hinges.

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