help, I am an engineering student, and I would like to know, what type of analysis (calculations) should be taken into account in the design of a bic branded pen. using solidworks
You wouldn’t want normal writing pressure to break the assembly! I’d simulate a pen breaking machine and find out how much pressure it takes to break a pen and compare it to normal writing pressures.
You might use a motion analysis to find out if the ball point moves correctly.
Often we analyze manufacturing dimensional tolerances to ensure pressure fits like the cap part. That’s a simple calculation but it’s influenced by material choices and properties.