Convert Elemental Pressure to Nodal Forces on the Same Model

Converts the pressure load to be applied on shell elements to equivalent forces on the corner nodes of the selected shell elements.

TRIA3 and QUAD4 elements are supported.

Restriction: Only available in the Aerospace-Nastran and OptiStruct user profiles in Engineering Solutions.
  1. From the menu bar, click Aerospace > Loads/BCs > Pressure To Forces.
  2. Select the shell elements of first order elements from entities in the Pressure To Forces dialog.
  3. Input the uniform pressure that needs be distributed as equivalent forces at the corner nodes of the selected elements.
  4. Select the load collector where the forces will be stored.
    You can provide a new name for the load collector, select one of the existing load collectors or the current load collector.