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Structural Constraints  Planar, Pin and Ball Constraints – Lecture    PlanarPinandBallConstraints.

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Planar, Pin, and Ball Constraints
Planar, pin, and ball, constraints enable you to easily specify “engineering” constraints.
Created from:
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Fly-out menu Insert drop-down menu

Types:

Planar o Constrains: Off-plane displacement. o Enables: In-plane translation. Pin o Constrains: Radial translation and rotation. Optional: Angular rotation (θ) and axial translation (Z). o Enables: Optional: Angular rotation (θ) and axial translation (Z). Ball: o Constrains: All translational degrees of freedom. o Enables: All rotational degrees of freedom.

 

and ball constraints you must first select the type of constraint from either a fly-out menu on the Mechanica toolbar or directly from the Insert drop-down menu in the main menu. and Ball Constraints When creating planar. You can select only spherical surfaces for this type of constraint. You can select only planar surfaces for this type of constraint. a piston that slides within a cylinder. but constrains off-plane displacement. pin.    Planar constraints enable the creation of a constraint that allows full planar movement. Pin. but be held in place in the remaining directions—for example. The pin constraint is particularly useful when you need the surface to move in one or more directions. and the Axial degree of freedom as Free or Fixed. You can select only cylindrical surfaces for this type of constraint. Pin constraints enable the creation of a constraint that controls the translation or rotation about the axis of a cylindrical surface in 3D models.The Planar. and Ball Constraints Fly-out Menu    Lecture Notes    Creating Planar. Pin. the pin constraint enables you to specify the Angular degree of freedom as Free or Fixed.Additionally. Ball constraints enable the creation of a constraint that represents a ball joint in which translation is fixed while rotation is free. but stays tight to the inner cylinder wall and does not rotate. .

mp4    Planar. and Ball Constraints Scenario In this exercise you learn how to create pin and ball constraints. Open the Mechanica application and create a pin constraint. pin and ball constraints are not valid for Large Deformation Analysis (LDA). Click the fly-out menu next to Planar Constraint show its contents. If a model with these constraints is used to create or edit an LDA. Verify that the angular rotation and axial translation degrees of freedom are set to Free as shown. Then click Pin Constraint in the Mechanica toolbar to as shown. . 1. Select the surface inside the hole as shown. PlanarPinBall linkage.     Planar. 3. Pin and Ball Constraints – Demonstration    PlanarPinandBallConstraints_demo. Click Applications > Mechanica.prt Task 1. 2. Pin. Mechanica will display an error message. Pin and Ball Constraints – Procedure    Procedure: Planar. 4.Best Practices Planar.

Click Save from the main toolbar and click OK to save the model. save the model. Click OK from the Ball Constraint dialog box to create the constraint. Create a ball constraint. Click OK from the Pin Constraint dialog box to create the constraint. . Task 2. 5.5. 3. Return to the Standard Pro/ENGINEER mode by clicking Applications > Standard. Select the spherical surface as shown. and erase it from memory. 1. Click the constraint fly-out menu and click Ball Constraint 2. . 4.

6. Click File > Erase > Current > Yes to erase the model from memory.     . This completes the procedure.