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PVC pipe insertion force modeling using Cosmosworks

ray rajkovic

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Hi All,

Need to model insertion of PVC pipe, spigot end into socket. Socket is fitted with rubber ring which is reinforced with steel ring. Function of rubber & steel ring is to facilitate for sealing. need to simulate pipe insertion into the socket and calculate insertion force.
Could anyone suggest how that should be done, how to restrain socket end of the pipe and assign specific displacement to spigot end of the pipe- insertion; what contact should be applied between rubber & steel ring and groove in socket, also what contact should be applied between moving spigot end of pipe and fixed socket end with incorporated ring?
I done a lot of polymer flow analysis but I am very new one in stress/motion analysis with Cosmosworks.

If anyone could help, I would greatly appreciate.

Kind regards,