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Modeling a Waterwheel in Solidworks


I'm trying to model a waterwheel that will be used in a hydroelectric generator capacity, but I'm not sure how to properly restrain the thing so that I can get a good idea of the stresses applied. Since the waterwheel rotates on its shaft, it's not as simple as just fixing the wheel and applying forces.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.