Good day to you,
I hope to find a solution to my problem with your help. I'm an italian biomedical engineer and not very skilled in Ansys. Forgive bad grammar and typos!
I'd like to simulate the contact phase of a prosthetic foot from Heel Strike to Toe Off in Explicit Dynamic. I have the kinematic (both linear and rotational) of the foot (a human ankle) and I would like to force the foot to move like the human ankle, in order to understand what is the deformation with the terrain and the Ground Reaction Forces due to contact.
The problem is simple: I don't know how to move the foot, because I tried with Remote Displacement but of course the software sees it at a loading condition and it moves the faces causing a distortion and no movement of the foot at all.
Is something wrong with my approach or it is not possible to do?
What if I try to do a shorter quasi-static simulation of the foot from initial position to a certain time applying velocities instead, then export the deformed mesh, bring it to a second simulation with a different initial condition and so on?
Thank you for your time!!