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I am learning to use you the Z88 software and I am wondering if it is possible to implement a torque/moment load on nodes as a loadcase. I don't find this possibility in the list.
generally you can setup 6 degrees of freedom per Node:
1 linear X-axis
2 linear Y-axis
3 linear Z-axis
4 rotation X-axis
5 rotation Y-axis
6 rotation Z-axis
For each degree you can adjust:
2 displacement/rotation degree
8 1 1 21870 # Node8 X-axis(linear) Force Value21870
9 4 2 0 # Node9 X-axis(rotation) locked
10 5 1 1000 #Node10 introduce Y-axis moment of 1000 (no unit)
In each case you have to be sure, that your element handle moments.
hanne12 is absolutely right. Currently, only the structural elements can handle moments. Radial boundary conditions for 3D-elements are not available.hanne12 hat geschrieben: In each case you have to be sure, that your element handle moments.
no, there is no volume-element with 6dof. Neither z88, or in other fea-tools. At least I've never seen. As auroraico said: There is no need to use torques in volume-elements, because they must change their shape to accommodate a bend. And this change can be sufficiently described with three coordinates.