Linkage Rod Connector

The application of Linkage Rod connectors is extended to nonlinear static and nonlinear dynamic studies.

You can specify a Linkage Rod connector between cylindrical faces, circular edges (for shells), or vertices to model the behavior of connecting rods.

To open the Linkage Rod PropertyManager:

In the simulation study tree, right-click Connections and click Linkage Rod .

You can list a linkage rod connector's forces such as shear force, axial force, bending moments, and torque after you run a simulation. Right-click Results and click List Connector Force.