Remote Mass

In studies where you are not interested in the detailed results of a solid body, you can consider its effect on the rest of the structure by treating it as a Remote Mass.

The remote mass functionality is available for Static, Frequency, Linear dynamic, and Buckling studies. This functionality is not available for large displacement solution in Static studies.

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A solid engine supported by a frame. The engine is treated as a remote mass connected to the highlighted faces. The software defines a remote mass at the engine's center of gravity (CG) and connects it to the highlighted faces with rigid bars. Acceleration of gravity acts downward. The rigid bars transfer the weight of the engine to the frame. The contact faces between the engine and frame deform as a rigid body.