I’m interested in applying a concentrated force to a surface in MSC Patran. When I apply a concentrated force (100N) to a surface, it means the load is ultimately applied to each node with a value of 100 N? The total load applied to the surface would be the number of node * 100 N ? If I want to make sure the total load applied to the surface is 100N, I then have to use the RBE?
If you apply node force to a curve it will apply that force to each node on the curve unless you use total load which will distribute the force onto a line or surface etc… Nodal force is the wrong way to apply a load onto a curve as it is not a proper uniform distributed load - unless there only 2 nodes on the curve.
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