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Correct application of Force load in static simulation

Question asked by Powell Barber on Jul 30, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2020 by Scott Perman

Hello all -

 

I've created a welded stand that I would like to perform a static simulation on.  I have created the stand using weldments, and fixed the bottom joints.  I then applied a force 10,000 lbs downward across the 4 top frame members.

 

When I expand the "External Loads" item in the feature manager tree, I see that it lists the load as "Force-1 (;Per item: 10000lbf:)"

 

My question is, am I applying a total of 10,000 pounds of force at the top of this stand, or am I applying 40,000 pounds as the entry under External Loads in the feature manager implies?

 

Photos of the two relevant screens included...

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