Remote Load (Rigid Connection)

You can use this option to apply a remote load (force or moment) to a reference location that is rigidly connected to selected geometric entities.

In the Remote Loads/Mass PropertyManager, for Connection Type, select Rigid.

A remote location is a location outside the model's geometry. You define a remote location, a reference coordinate system, geometric entities connected to the remote location, and force (or moment) components in the X, Y, and Z directions. The remote location is connected to the selected model entities by rigid bars. The selected entities (faces, edges, and vertices), being rigidly connected to a remote common point, can only move as a rigid body. The applied remote force (or moment) dictates the motion of the coupling nodes on the selected entities. High stresses can develop near faces with rigid connections.

You can also define a remote mass to represent a component that is suppressed or not defined in your geometric model. You apply a remote mass at the center of gravity (CG) of the suppressed (not modeled) component. The mass moments of inertia are calculated with respect to a coordinate system that is centered at the CG, and has X-Y-Z axes parallel to the X-Y-Z axes of the global, or user -defined coordinate system.

You can also treat a body as a remote mass in Static, Frequency, Linear Dynamic, and Buckling studies. See the Simulation Help topic: Treating a Body as a Remote Mass.