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Summing the applied loads & moments

Question asked by Craig Tickle on Jul 20, 2009

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.