13 December 2018
- Last edited 13 December 2018
As peteroznewman, we would need some more specific info. in order to help you.
In the mean time for your reference only (made up boundary conditions, pressures, and material) below is a small example of a similar part (2D plane strain), where it is pinched (fixed at 9 nodes at the centre, see second/third image below, nodal selection and nodal displacements.), and where a pressure is applied on the 2 bottom edges in order to fold it. Material used is some rubber taken from the hyper el. material library in ansys. Pressures are applied gradually (last image below, pressure variation. Also there is a contact between the contacting edges. The analysis settings are shown in the last image.