MEC 1011 - Design Communication I
Assignment 10

As usual, create a new folder for your work using your full_name and located in V:\MEC\1011\Fall_10\Assignment10/Tx (where Tx is T2 or T3).

See how much good stuff you can do with COSMOSWorks. Since Im confused by exactly what falls under the title, COSMOSWorks , let me clarify that Ill accept any type of design analysis (mass, center of gravity, motion, stress, tolerance, interference, etc.)

Feel free to reuse any models that you made before today. Or, make new models

In addition to your models, present your accomplishments in a web page with screen dumps and explanatory text. Casual formatting is OK.

Optionally, if youd like a concrete challenge, save this model into your assignment, and minimize the maximum stress in the part by removing material with a drill (most challenging), a manual mill (moderately challenging), or a CNC mill (least challenging).


1.    SolidWorks Help

2.    SolidWorks Tutorials. Under Machine Design, theres animation and SolidWorks Motion.

3.    Tools/ Ad-Ins will give you access to Solidworks Motion and SolidWorks Simulation.

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Attempt 1. Goal to beat, 308. Threw down two holes of unmeasured size and unmeasured location and got stress of 303.


Attempt 2. Tried to place measured holes at a measured distance and went up to 343.


Attempt 3. Changed the placement and size of holes and went back down to 330.


Attempt 4. Another change in hole size. Made closer to 1. Stress went down to 319.



Attempt 6. Slightly smaller holes and went down to 308. Same as the old goal but not as good as my first attempt.


Attempt 8. Larger holes closer to the center. Went down to 302 stress.


Attempt 11. Tried a new approach and stress went up to 311.


Attempt 12. Modified previous to be more measured and stress went down to 281.


Attempt 13. Another modification of concept and stress down to 277.