Tutorial: How to analyze a distributed force in Catia V5 FEM Analysis
Download the file:
Open the file "Tutorial_FEM_plate.CATPart"
a material is already given to the part so you can start den analysis
Open the analysis:
Start -> analysis & simulation -> generative structural analysis
choose "static analysis"
create a "smooth virtual part" on both holes of the plate
create a "user-defined restraint" on both of the smooth virtual parts as shown in the picture
create a "surface slider" on the rear edge of the plate
create a distributed force on the front upper edge of the plate
500 N in negative z-axis
doubleclick on "OCTREE Tetrahedron Mesh"
set size to 4mm
set absolute sag to 1mm
make sure element type is "parabolic"
compute your analysis
click on "von mises stress" to get your analysis results
you can also select "displacement"
or "principal stress" to get a nice view on the compressive/tensile stress
(especially around the holes)