David Dearing

How do you find the force on a part of an assembly with Solidworks Simulation?

Question by David Dearing

Imagine an engine crane. Engine Crane for example. Let's say I am picking up an engine that weighs 350 pounds. The lifting arm pivots on one end, and is configured as a third class lever. How can I find the force on the hydraulic cylinder. Obviously I can do the math, but let's say there was no math (lol) and I had to use Solidworks Simulation. I want to know the force pushing on the hydraulic cylinder.

I chose this question to be relatively simple so I could apply the technique to a more complex assembly. Thank you.

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