I'm seeking a suitable method of applying a lateral pin load within a hole, e.g. a shackle pin within a padeye or clevis. A common method for initial FEA study is to split the cylindrical bore surface to form a 60° sector that approximately represents the contact patch for a close fitting pin (of course dependent on material elastic modulus, material thickness and shape).
Is there a method that compels the Z88 Arion (Netgen) pre-processor to respect a face present on a .STEP geometry (so that the distributed load may be applied to the desired surface patch)?
I haven't so far tried meshing outside of Arion and importing, but this looks like the reserve solution.
Enjoying Z88 Arion