what happens wtih a brand new 2014 part
brand new study
brand new pressure distribution?
We have noticed issues with this as well since updgrading to 2014
Using non uniform distribution for hydrostatic analysis of tank design.
I have done some testings of just this force and comparing the resultant force from the analysis to hand calculation for same depth of water.
What I have noticed is that if imperial units are used the numbers are out as Matt has said by order of magnitude. Upon calculating what factor they were out by I noticed something. The factor it is out by is 39.36 in some cases, 25.4 or 2.54 in others. What is interesting is that these are same as conversion factors of inches per m, and mm per inch.
So my guess is that when the units are changed to PSI, somehow the linear scale that the distribution is based on is not being changed to inches.
For example our normal distribution is set up as 1 psi with cordinate at top of the tank. and a y factor of .036 (density of water lbs/cu in or lbs per inch of depth on 1 sq in of area.)
But is seems to be calculating as .036 lbs per meter on 1 sq in.
Is anyone else seeing these same factors?
have you created a simple example to demonstrate? looks pretty straight forward and your var shoudl be able to report