AnsweredAssumed Answered

How do you determine axial and shear stiffness for elastic support?

Question asked by Ben Melia on Dec 2, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2019 by Bill McEachern

How do I determine the normal and shear stiffness for elastic supports? I've been using the SW 2018 tutorial for reference as it is the only one I can find that even mentions elastic supports. The tutorial has you set an elastic support  on the bottom face of the assembly to "(characterize) a thick sheet of rubber" Looking on google it seems there are multiple answers for how to find axial and shear stiffness, but none of them correspond to the 1000 lbs/in/in^2 from the tutorial so I am assuming I am looking at the wrong one. 

 

I've tried looking at different types of rubber to rule out me looking at a rubber that is different from the SW tutorial. 

Outcomes