Been a solidworks users for a long while but have a new challenge. I need to create an elastomer diaphragm that will dynamically stretch based on the movement of the mated parts.
This version is roughly .030 thick and 1.1 in diameter. The outer perimeter, roughly a .075 lip, will be clamped secure.
The center area, a diameter of about .700, is sandwiched between two washers that will reciprocate back and forth. In real world, the diaphragm will stretch some distance, say .100, in either direction as the washer sandwich cycles.
I need to make a part that will imitate this movement dynamically in a model. I know it can be done as one of my techs (now gone along with the model) did it several years ago on SW 2001 !!
I'm trying splines, stretches, deforms, etc but have had no luck so far.
Any help is really appreciated.