1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 19, 2016 1:29 PM by James Riddell

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

    Shaun Erasmus

      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!