Vibration in a Washing Machine Assembly
Application ID: 19957
Vibration and noise in washing machines, due to the non-uniform distribution of clothes in the barrel, is a common problem worth studying and optimizing for.
This model simulates a multibody dynamics model of a horizontal-axis portable washing machine. An eigenfrequency analysis is performed to compute the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the entire assembly. A transient analysis is performed to find out the vibrations induced in the housing during the spinning cycle. The housing is modeled as a flexible shell.
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