i'm having troubles tests parts in my system that are pinned at both ends with forces acting in the center. I've been trying to use the simulation package however I can't seem to get the correct fixtures. As per the attached screen shots, I have a arc-structure that has a perpendicular and tangential force acting at some point near the center. Does anyone know what kind of connectgions or fixtures I can use at either end so that they act like pinned connections? When not under load this link can rotate freely about either pin.
Any help would be great.