I am trying to do a load anaysis of a single cyinder engine connecting rod. I have calcualated the loads acting at different crank angles on the big end of a single cylinder engine connecting rod. how can I apply these loads on the connecting rod big end at different crank angles to find the Von-Mises stress and the factor of safety.
I suggest that you make a sketch with angled lines under the various angles you need. And then insert reference planes in the model perpendicular to the lines of the sketch. In that way you have the possibility to select a direction normal to a plane inside the forces menu of simulation.