Is it possible to input a text file and output a non uniform pressure distribution? Specifically I have a text file with pressure at individual locations (cells) as an output from WAMIT (Wave Interaction Code). I'd like to be able input the text file as a non-uniform pressure distribution onto the structure to run FEA. I'm specifically interested in using this for scenarios where the pressure distribution is not easily defined as a polynomial.

If the text file is not much bigger, you can look at this option

Example of nonuniform force distribution defined by a reference Cartesian coordinate system.

F (X,Y) = A + B*X + C*Y + D*X*Y + E*X^2 + F*Y^2

Where:

F (X,Y) = relative magnitude of force applied at a point with coordinates X and Y for the selected coordinate system.