Bruce Schena

Find the displacement at a point of remote force?

Discussion created by Bruce Schena on Aug 2, 2008
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2008 by Bill McEachern
I am using the "remote force" feature in CosmosWorks (2007 SP5) for the first time. I've applied the force I want at the required distance, using the "rigid" option in a static analysis.

Once the analysis is finished, I can plot the displacement as usual. My question is if i can now query for the displacement that the remote force underwent as a result.

I'm not exactly sure how the remote force is treated in the analysis - does Cosmos assume that the force DOESN"T move? or, DOES the force move because the face to which it was attached has now deformed (my assumption)?