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Defining Uniform Force

To apply a uniform force to an entity in a certain direction:

  1. In the Simulation study tree, right-click the External Loads icon and select Force .

  1. Click inside the Faces, Edges, Vertices, Reference Points for Force box , then select the entity to which the force is applied.

  2. Click Selected direction.

  1. Click inside the Face, Edge, Plane, Axis for Direction box , then select the desired entity for direction.

  2. For multiple selected entities, select Per item to apply the force value to each entity, or Total to distribute the force value among the selected entities.

  3. Select the desired Units .

  1. Under Force, do one of the following:

  • If you select a plane or a face for direction, specify at least one of the following components: Along Plane Dir 1 , Along Plane Dir 2 , or Normal to Plane .

  • If you select an edge, specify the force value along that edge .

  • If you select an axis, specify at least one of the following components: Radial , Circumferential , or A xial .

  1. Click .

If you applied the force to a face or an edge, the force is applied uniformly.

To apply uniform force normal to faces:

  1. In the Simulation study tree, right-click the External Loads icon and select Force .

  1. In the graphics area, click the faces or shell edges to which the force is applied.

  2. Select Normal.

  1. Select the force Units.

  2. In the Force Value box, type the force value.

  3. Select Per item to apply the force value to each entity, or Total to distribute the force value among the selected entities.

  4. Click .

To define uniform torque:

  1. In the Simulation study tree, right-click the External Loads icon and select Force .

  1. Under Force/Torque, click Torque.

  2. Click inside the Faces for Torque box then select a face.

  1. Click inside the Axis, Edge, Cylindrical Face for Direction box then select an entity for direction.

  1. Select the desired Units .

  2. Specify the Torque Value .

  3. Select Per item to apply the torque to each entity, or Total to distribute the torque value among the selected entities.

  4. Click .



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