Total vs distributed load in Simulation

by Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter on ‎03-11-2013 12:10 PM - edited (5,667 Views)

Question

 

What is the difference between a total vs distributed load in Simulation?
 

Answer

Total oad applies the magnitude of the load to all surfaces selected. Distributed load applies the magnitude of the load to all surfaces Selected. So for example, if you apply a force of 1000 "units" to

3 surfaces using   the total load option, it will distribute 1000 across those 3 surfaces. If you use the distributed option each surface will get 1000 applied to it.