Force on a surface

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mateusr posted this 24 July 2019

Hi everyone,

When I include a force load and choose as geometry a surface on Ansys Mechanical, what is the exact point where the force is applied? Is the geometric center of the face? Or did Ansys distribute the force along all the surface?

I don't want a distributed force. I want a force in a point and could be acceptable the geometric center of the face.

 Kind Regards.

jj77 posted this 24 July 2019

This discussion is useful https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/thread/force-applied-on-multiple-faces-are-equally-distributed-or-not/

If you want a force at certain location use an FE force for your instance or remote force but that will distribute the force in an average sense as RBE3 say. Alternatively split face so you get a vertex in the location of the force and add force to vertex.

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