Remote Load/Displacement

Apply distributed loads (tractions) to faces and/or spots that are statistically equivalent to a load applied on a single point.

For dynamic analyses, each load must reference a time/frequency function curve.
  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. In the workbench toolbar, click the (Remote loads/displacements) icon.
  3. Specify which type of entity will have loads applied.
  4. Optional: If applying to Spots, you can create new spots by clicking Create new spot.
  5. In the modeling window, select the desired face(s) on the model.
    The Units and Remote point coordinates fields will become active and automatically populate.
  6. Optional: If necessary, edit the Remote point X, Y, and Z coordinates by clearing the Set at COG check box.
  7. Specify the coordinate system to which the load or displacement will be applied.
    The default is set to the Global coordinate system, which is automatically created upon geometry import.
  8. Define the load.
    1. Click the Load tab.
    2. Select Force and Moment units.
    3. Enter the Force and/or Moment directional components in the X, Y, and Z coordinate fields.
  9. For Non-linear Structural analysis, specify either a follower force or a fixed direction force.
    1. Select the Is follower load check box to specify a follower load.
    2. Leave the check box blank to specify a fixed direction force.
  10. Define displacement.
    1. Click the Displacement tab.
    2. Enter translation and rotation values in the X, Y, and Z coordinate fields.
    Note: The Displacement tab is only available for structural linear and non-linear analysis types.
  11. Click OK.