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Force Load Distribution on Curved Surface

Question asked by Christopher Rhoades on Aug 6, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2013 by Christopher Rhoades

When a force load is applied to a curved face in a specified direction, how is the load distributed? If the load is defined as normal to the face, I assume the force is distributed evenly across the entire surface area of the face, essentially applying a uniform pressure to each mesh element on that surface. Is that correct?


If the face is curved (i.e. not a flat planar face) and the force is defined in a particular direction, the force will not be normal to each element on the surface. How is the load distributed to the elements on that surface?