Disclaimer: sadly not an engineer (I hope this is the right place for such my question. Please let me know if it isn't).
I'm designing a tent. I know most of the dimensions of the first prototype I want to build, but I'm struggling with the poles.
When inserting the poles into the rings at the extremities of the tent base (groundsheet), they bend to form the shape of the tent, as we can see in this Naturehike Cloud Up 2 pitching video.
In my design, I need to be able to predict how much (how far) the poles will be able to bend. I'd love to use Easton's Syclone poles, but I doubt they'd sell them to me. So I'm interested in aluminium poles such as these:
Knowing this is essential for my project, because the bendability of the poles will determine lots of aspects of the design (such as pole parts length for example).
So, my question is: how can I predict (or simulate [that'd be awesome]) the bendability of my poles? Any suggestion is immensely welcomed.