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How to apply pressure evenly to surface instead of on elements

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Hi all, 

 

Is there any way to apply a pressure to a surface as a total magnitude across the surface? The only way I'm finding how to do it right now is by counting the mesh elements and dividing the pressure by the number of elements because the pressure card applies the magnitude to each element instead of the surface as a whole. Wondering how to apply it to the total surface because often the mesh elements are not consistent areas which applies different pressures to different elements.

 

Thanks for the responses,

Alex 

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12 hours ago, alexdonner said:

Hi all, 

 

Is there any way to apply a pressure to a surface as a total magnitude across the surface? The only way I'm finding how to do it right now is by counting the mesh elements and dividing the pressure by the number of elements because the pressure card applies the magnitude to each element instead of the surface as a whole. Wondering how to apply it to the total surface because often the mesh elements are not consistent areas which applies different pressures to different elements.

 

Thanks for the responses,

Alex 

 

No, don't divide the pressure by number of elements ! It's wrong!

If your pressure is constant, just apply it to elements.

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Thank you for the responses!

I was talking about the pressure because I saw a tutorial online that divided the pressure magnitude by the number of elements on the surface, which made me think the pressure was applied like a point load onto each surface element. However, that tutorial must be misinformed.

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