1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 24, 2015 9:43 AM by Janko Stellaard

    Exert force on split faces

    John Munroe

      Similar to my other post, I'm trying to simulate a load pulling down on a hook. I thought it might be more appropriate to open another post since it's a somewhat generic question.

      I'm comparing the results I get from exerting force on the same surface area with and without split. For instance, if I exert 50N on these two faces only, I get up to 300MPa.

       

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      However, if those two faces are split into 6 and these 6 faces are chosen, I get up to 850MPa

       

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      How come the results can be so different when they're effectively the same faces, same area?

       

      Thanks