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Rahul Ponginan

Request the force from the rigid element

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Hi Sanyo,


you can use ELFORCE card to output element forces but it will not output rigid element data.


instead of using a rigid element you can use a CBAR element while modeling a bolt and request ELFORCE for CBAR.


to request ELFORCE: go to Analysis page-->control cards-->Global_output_request-->ELFORCE


Alternatively you can request for GPFORCE which will output the reaction forces at grids.


 


let us know if this helped you


also you can try with MPCFORCE to output results for rigid elements.x

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Hello,


Thank you very much for the options. This is a wheel assembly, and there is a RIM and a center part, and they are fixed together with screws. The result with all option was 3E-4, that seems quiet low. What is the unit of these forces? Thanks a lot,


Sanyo


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