How to use "force_element_edge"

A. Madison
2011-03-07
2013-05-02
  • A. Madison
    A. Madison
    2011-03-07

    I am instructed to enter three force values when using the force_element_edge command with only the material_velocity command in the initialization part of the input file during 3D analysis.  Do these three values correspond to the values of the distributed forces in the x, y, and z directions?

    Madison

     
  • Yes, you are correct.

    However, if all that you want to do is apply a pressure, you cal also use

    force_element_edge_normal which will apply a distributed force normal to the geometry entity that you are defining.

    You can find examples inside the examples folder in the distribution.

    Good luck

    F Lorenzo