Understanding how pressure is applied

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Shivani posted this 23 January 2018


I'm simulating a model with pressure loads.But to apply loads,I cannot select a volume(which is understood).But I want my pressure load to be distributed across the entire volume of the structure.

So I wanted to ask,if I apply pressure load on one of the surfaces, of say a cube, does the pressure act on the entire cube or just one of the surfaces?

peteroznewman posted this 23 January 2018

Hi Shivani,

Pressure is applied to one or more faces of the body. The material of the body supports that pressure by deformation, which creates stress in the material and the entire model finds an equilibrium state (for a Static Structural model).

See the video in your other thread.

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