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Bearing Loads

Bearing loads develop between contacting cylindrical faces or edges of shells.

In most cases, the contacting faces or edges have the same radius. The bearing forces generate a nonuniform pressure at the interface of contact. You can select between a sinusoidal variation and a parabolic variation in the appropriate half-space as shown in the figure.


The half-space is defined by the space in which the angle Φ is less that or equal to 180º.
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Force will be applied to the lower half of the selected face only Force will be applied only to portion of the selected face located in the half space
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No selected area in the half space, no load will be applied Force will be applied to the selected face


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