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Bearing Load for Membrane Plane Stress


I want to create Membrane Gusset Plate that having hole inside of it. The Gusset is modeled as a surface element, since i can change the thickness easily when the criteria doesnt met. The hole is having a bearing load half of half of circle curve.   I want to use this  bearing formulation or any of suggestion for distributing bearing load into nodes. Can you help this newbie. I was looking around, only have for solid surface with femap.


Re: Bearing Load for Membrane Plane Stress

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In this case, you'll need a cylindrical CSys (coordinate system) at the center of the hole and then apply a the bearing load using an variable or an Equation Data Surface.

The attached workshop from the Femap 101 class should help you understand the workflow in applying this type of load.

Best Regards,
Chip Fricke
Principal Applications Engineer - Femap Product Development