Mine Same

force vs remote load vs distributed mass

Discussion created by Mine Same on Apr 9, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2020 by Shawn Mahaney



Starting to use simulation for a shelf, and have a question about the external loads: what would be better to use,force, remote load, or distributed mass; the force seems to be more straightforward to understand (at least to me), same could be for distributed mass, whereas remote load is a bit more confusing.


Which one would you use for a simple shelf, imagine two brackets on which a straight piece is sitting (no bonding between them).

The load could be anything, i.e. books, or relatively heavy tools/objects.


Does the force mean that on each given point of the shelf there is such a load?


I am not an engineer so please be patient.


Thank you