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Total load definition on surface

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Hello friends,

 

I need to apply a load on a surface. I know the value of the total load to be distributed. Do you know a way to define that total load? I don´t want to calculate the area of the surface and apply the equivalent pressure. Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

 

You can use RBE3 element by connecting it to all the nodes on the surface.

By doing so, a load applied on RBE3 element distributes the load among all the nodes on the surface equally.

 

For example: Suppose, your RBE3 element is connected to 10 nodes.

And, If you apply 10 N on RBE3. Then, 1 N is applied on all 10 nodes.

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