hi am just new to this forum and looking a bit of advice on simulating point loading. i am currently booked in for a 3 day course through pentagon solutions but is not happening for another 4 weeks. i am currently designing a ductile iron cover which needs to withstand a point load of 12.5 tonnes.
the cover itself rests in a fixed frame and so i put fixtures on all the contact point but i am un sure is this the right way of doing it. the test block size in actual life is a diameter of 250mm. to simulate this i created a split line circle area centre of the top of the cover and applied 12500 Newtons to the area.
I was looking at the ductile iron material properties and am i right in saying, when i run the simulation and if none of the values go over the yield point should this be fine.
If possible, would someone mind if i attached my assembly model with the simulation i have done at the minute and check am i doing this correctly?
Thanks in advance for the help as i have been trying different methods but i am unsure if i am going about it the correct way.
I look forward to hearing your input and many thanks.