How to apply a concentrated force at the center of a cross section in SolidWorks Simulation?
I'm trying to apply a concentrated force at the center of a cross section in SolidWorks Simulation 2016. From my research, I've come to the understanding that I can't model a "point force" because such a thing does not exist in reality and that I'd have to use the split line feature to "split" a small section or something of that sort. How would I go about it concretely? My model currently has a split vertical line running through the cross section.
Please see the attached picture for a sketch of the cantilever beam.
Split line would be the way to do it.
Make a sketch on the model face to be split.
Draw your circle, or other desired shape
Insert - Curve - Split line
Would likely be best to choose a single direction
The problem is, what size circle will be drawn? I don't see how applying a force to an almost infinitesimal point/face is going to give a useful result.
But if that is the class, then at least you have a possible way to do it.
You should be able to just pick the face at the end of the cylinder and then change the angle to be pulled outward instead of it being pressed against it. I know when you pick the face, other tools should then be able to be picked to change the angle.