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Remote Loads / Mass

The Remote Loads/Mass PropertyManager allows you to apply remote loads, and displacements for static, linear dynamics and nonlinear studies, and remote masses for static, frequency, linear dynamics and buckling studies.

To access the Remote Loads/Mass PropertyManager:

In the Simulation study tree, right-click the External Loads folder and select Remote Load/Mass.

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Click Simulation, Loads/Fixture, Remote Load/Mass.

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Click Remote Load/Mass (Apply Loads toolbar).

Type

Set the restraint or load type from the following options:

  • Load (Direct transfer). Transfers the specified remote forces and moments to the selected faces.

  • Load/Mass (Rigid connection). Connects the remote location, at which forces moments, and/or masses are applied, to the selected faces, edges or vertices by rigid bars. For nonlinear studies, only faces are supported for remote load/mass.

  • Displacement (Rigid connection). Connects the remote location, at which translations and rotations are applied, to the selected faces, edges or vertices  by rigid bars.

  • Displacement (Direct transfer). Available for nonlinear studies only. Connects the remote location, at which translation and rotations are applied, to the center of the selected faces by a rigid bar. The selected entities deform accordingly.

  • Faces, edges or vertices for Remote Load/Mass . Select the faces, edges or vertices to which you want to apply the remote loads/restraints. For Load (Direct transfer) type, you can select faces only.

Reference Coordinate System

Set the coordinate system used for interpreting the location and directions of the remote load, mass, or displacement.

  • Global. The global coordinate system is used by default. The global coordinate system is based on plane1 with its origin at the Origin of the part or assembly.

  • User defined . Click inside the Select a Coordinate System box , then select a coordinate system from the FeatureManager tree flyout. The global coordinate system (Front Plane) is used by default if no coordinate system is selected. This system is used in interpreting the location and directions of the remote load/restraint.

Location

Set the coordinates of the remote location.

  • Units . Set the units to be used in specifying the remote location.

  • X-Location . X-coordinate of the point of application of the remote load in reference to the selected coordinate system (or the global coordinate system).

  • Y-Location . Y-coordinate of the point of application of the remote load in reference to the selected coordinate system (or the global coordinate system).

  • Z-Location . Z-coordinate of the point of application of the remote load in reference to the selected coordinate system (or the global coordinate system).

Force

Set the components of the remote force. Available when you set Type to Load (Direct transfer) or Load/Mass (Rigid connection).

  • Units . Set the units to be used to enter values of the force components.

  • X-Direction . Set the value of the X-component of the remote force.

  • Y-Direction . Set the value of the Y-component of the remote force.

  • Z-Direction . Set the value of the Z-component of the remote force.  

Moment

Set the components of the remote moment. Available when you set Type to Load (Direct transfer) or Load/Mass (Rigid connection).

  • Units . Set the units to be used to enter values of the moment components.

  • X-Direction . Set the value of the X-component of the remote moment.

  • Y-Direction . Set the value of the Y-component of the remote moment.

  • Z-Direction . Set the value of the Z-component of the remote moment.

It is advisable to apply all remote force and moment components in one definition.

Mass

Set the components of the remote mass. (Available only if you set Type to Load/Mass (Rigid connection).)

  • Units . Set the units to be used to enter values of the mass components.

  • Remote Mass . Set the mass value.

  •  Moment of inertia . Set the mass moment of inertia with respect to axis X.

  • Moment of inertia . Set the mass moment of inertia with respect to axis Y.

  • Moment of inertia . Set the mass moment of inertia with respect to axis Z.

  • Moment of inertia . Set the product of inertia with respect to axes X and Y.

  • Moment of inertia . Set the product of inertia with respect to axes Y and Z.

  • Moment of inertia . Set the product of inertia with respect to axes X and Z.

The mass moments of inertia should be 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.

Translation

Set the components of the remote translations. (Available only if you set Type to Displacement (Rigid connection).)

  • Units . Set the units to be used to enter values of the components of remote translation.

  • X-Direction . Set the value of the X-component of the remote translation.

  • Y-Direction . Set the value of the Y-component of the remote translation.

  • Z-Direction . Set the value of the Z-component of the remote translation.

Rotation

Set the components of the remote rotations. (Available only if you set Type to Displacement (Rigid connection).)

  • Units . Set the units to be used to enter values of the components of remote rotation.

  • X-Direction . Set the value of the X-component of the remote rotation.

  • Y-Direction . Set the value of the Y-component of the remote rotation.

  • Z-Direction . Set the value of the Z-component of the remote rotation.

Variation with Time

For nonlinear studies, you can define time-dependent remote loads.

Variation with Frequency

For harmonic and random vibration studies, you can define frequency-dependent remote loads.

Symbol Settings

  • Edit color. Click this button to change the color of the remote load symbols.

  • Symbol size . Use the spin arrows to increase or decrease the size of the remote load symbols.

  • Show Preview. Turn the display of the remote load symbols on/off.

Click here for a summary on using remote loads, bearing loads, and shrink fitting.



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