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Application of Bearing Load...What's going on?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

FEMAP experts:

 

I have a cylinder, I offset edges of the cylinder to subdivide it into 3 surfaces.

 

My goal is to apply a bearing load to the end surfaces, leaving the middle unloaded.

 

I create a bearing load and select the end surfaces as the application area, but when I go to expand the load, it shows it acting over the entire cylindrical surface...(including the middle surface)

 

Any idea why this is happening? This did not happen when I split the solid into 3 sections using solid> slice with plane....

 

Thanks,

 

Stressman

 

 

2 REPLIES

Re: Application of Bearing Load...What's going on?

Legend
Legend

Hi Stressman,

 

here is a bearing load (total 100N) on the ends of the cylinder:

 

Bearing Load.jpg

 

Bearing Load1.jpg

 

When I expand the load it looks like this:

 

Bearing Load2.jpg

 

Sum forces:

 

Summation of Forces, Moments, Pressures and Body Loads for Set 1 (CSys 0)
Nodal Force FX = 9.49241E-15 FY = -100. FZ = 0.
Nodal Moment MX = 0. MY = 0. MZ = 0.
Pressure Force FX = 0. FY = 0. FZ = 0.
Body Translational Accel FX = 0. FY = 0. FZ = 0.
Body Varying Trans Accel FX = 0. FY = 0. FZ = 0.
Body Rotational Accel FX = 0. FY = 0. FZ = 0.
Body Rotational Velocity FX = 0. FY = 0. FZ = 0.

Totals (CSys 0)
About Location X = 0. Y = 0. Z = 0.
Forces FX = 9.49241E-15 FY = -100. FZ = 0.
Moments MX = 5000. MY = -5.8091E-6 MZ = -6.23945E-14

 

So I think bearing load works good.

 

Best regards,

 

Peter Kaderasz

Re: Application of Bearing Load...What's going on?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

After recreating the cylinder, and offsetting the lines, I found the bearing load was properly applied on the selected surfaces.

 

Maybe my original primitive solid was corrupt.