0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2009 7:21 AM by Craig Tickle

    Summing the applied loads & moments

    Craig Tickle

      Is it possible to have Simulation quickly sum the applied forces and give me the resultant and the resultant moments.  I've got a complex loading situation and it would be nice to quickly compare the total forces & moments that I've applied to my hand calculations to make sure

      a) I haven't missed one or

      b) messed up the nonuniform factors

       

      I'd assumed that "List Free body forces" would give me what I need but after playing with the tool (even with very simple test cases) - I'm confused particularly when it comes to moments

       

      I assumed that after applying a 100 N load @ 50mm offset from origin, somewhere I should see a 5Nm resultant moment - this does not appear to be the case.

       

      What I'm I missing?

       

      Notes: I'm using a solid mesh with 2009 SP4, compute free body forces is on.