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Application of Torque to a Circular Disc

Question asked by Balakumar Swaminathan on Apr 25, 2012
Latest reply on May 3, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

I have a question regarding using Simulation for analysis of a circular disc. The model is fixed at the innermost polygon surface. A tangential load at the thru hole is meant to rotate the disc and transfer torque to a shaft through the polygon surface.


What is the best way to apply this tangential load in simulation.


1. Should I apply it as a normal force tangential to the disc?

2. Should I apply it as a torque about an axis thru the center? If yes, should I apply a counter force at the center to compensate for the reaction force?



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I appreciate the help.