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How does remote load work?

Question asked by Jaspreet Hothi on Apr 9, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2012 by Bill McEachern

I am trying to figure out how the remote load works. As per the information I have, remote load connects the load to the face with rigid beam elements. This means I can substitute any remote loads with an equivalent moment and force applied directly to the face. I did a small test run with the two configurations onw with remote load and another with equivalent moment and force. The results to my surprise are not the same. The model with moment and force applied directly to the face showed much more displacement than the model with remote force. The stress is very close in value but the displacements are off. Can anyone explain why this is happening.

 

Thanks,

 

Jaspreet Hothi

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