Hi,

I’m trying to run a finite element analysis model for a small mechanism with a hinge point, see image attached. I want to evaluate the stresses at each plate that are connected at the top when a force is applied.

I am having trouble creating the joint where the plates are connected so it rotates about the pin, and creating restraints including the spring at the opposite end. I attached my ANSYS model for reference. If I can get guidance on how to do do each of these, that will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,