FEA Drop Test on Trash Can Assembly


Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) dynamic drop test analysis on a full loaded plastic trash can. The simulation involves a drop from a height of 0.2 meters onto a concrete ground with the trash can’s wheel being the point of impact. The objective is to predict the impact force, stress, and deformation, along with identifying potential areas of plastic deformation or failure.


In this analysis, the trash can’s FEA model is subjected to the dynamics of a 0.2-meter free-fall and the subsequent impact on a hard, rigid surface. The force of impact and the resulting reaction of the trash can are computed to understand the product’s response to such conditions.


The impact force analysis reveals the force exerted on the trash can upon impact, which is crucial in assessing whether the design can withstand such forces without catastrophic failure. The stress analysis gives insight into stress distribution within the can upon impact, helping identify potential high-stress areas that may be prone to failure or damage.


Deformation analysis focuses on the extent and location of deformation as a result of the drop. It is important to identify areas susceptible to significant deformation and potential plastic deformation, which could permanently alter the can’s structure, rendering it unfit for use.


By carrying out an FEA dynamic drop test analysis, we can identify potential failure areas. The insights gained can guide necessary design modifications, such as enhancing the can’s structural rigidity or improving the wheel’s shock absorption properties, to ensure it withstands similar impacts in the future. This analysis ultimately leads to design improvements and enhances the overall product reliability.


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