I decided to post my question here on tech forum of Martin. I posted this on Archerytalk but didn't get lot of responses. I'm kindly asking for your help, because I know you have a lot of experience designing bows.
I'm studying mechanical engineering and for one project (goal is to get familiar with one of the analysis software like Ansys, modul in solidworks, modul in Catia...) I decided to get a force-draw curve for a compound bow in a computer analysis in one of those softwares.
I'm wondering which software do you use for your calculations. How do you get a clue how one new cam would react when you put it on a bow, what kind of force draw curve will you get. Is this done only on experiences or do you use software for this kind of stuff?
I did some of the analysis in Ansys, but I have problem with string. I cant get nothing that will easily act like a string or a cable on a compound bow.
I modeled a cam in solidworks and then import it in ansys using .iges file. There I made a string and a cable out of many beam elements, but it is a lot of work.
Again I'm kindly asking for your help. Thank you.