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Simulating the effect of a hydraulic linear actuator (piston) in a Static Linear FEA

Question asked by Shaun Erasmus on Aug 19, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2016 by Jim Riddell

Hi Friends,


If I wanted to simulate the effect of a hydraulic linear actuator (piston) on an assembly with a maximum for of 2kN, what would the correct magnitude/s be?


Would I apply 2kN at both the rod connection and at the clevis mount (action and reaction) as shown by the purple arrows in the image attached? I would it be 1kN at each end?


This is pretty simple and I think I have done a bit of overthinking and gotten myself confused! Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!