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  1. Understanding PLOAD1

    Thanks a million! FEMIST
  2. PLOAD1

    Dear Praniket: I really appreciate your input. It worked! However, I must say, having worked with four other FE programs (Abaqus, Ansys, Algor, NISA and SAP), this is the weirdest way of creating linearly varying load! In all other programs you select the beam element and intensity of the load at either ends. If however the varying load is supposed to be on a partial length, then you input the location A (beginning of the load) and B (end of the load), in terms of fraction of beam span. In any case, having worked with various packages for 30 years, I find the Hypermesh to be the most peculiar one! The way Hypermesh does it would indicate to me that you have to have two beam elements in order to apply a varying load, because Hypermesh expect a node within the two loads (isn't that correct? That is extremely strange!) Thanks again and have a great week-end. FEMIST
  3. PLOAD1

    Dear Praniket: Many thanks for your input. However, I could not follow your example. For the linearly varying load using the equation option, where did you input the values that are used in the equation? The panel illustrated above has none of the load values shown in the model! Regards, FEMIST
  4. Understanding PLOAD1

    Dear Tinh: I sincerely appreciate your help in explaining the PLOAD1. I can now put the PLOAD1; when I check the solver deck, I can see all the parameters I input. However, is there any way to see the applied uniform load on the model in Hypermesh? Right now, it just shows "PLOAD1 = 33" on the element it has been applied to. AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
  5. Constraint/boundary condition

    Dear Tinh: Thank you very much. Perhaps I should have made my question a bit more precise. What I was wanting to know is that after removing the boundary condition, how can one get rid of the triangle that s connected to the removed boundary condition. The procedure you outlined (which I knew about it), gets rid of the BC, by removing the DOF number associated to the selected node, but not the triangle. Thank you very much for your help!
  6. Understanding PLOAD1

    I am trying to understand PLOAD1. It has been described quite vaguely! For instance, nowhere could I find what the "break angle" refers to. In any case, I am trying to figure out how to apply a linearly varying distributed load on a beam (say one end being at 10 kN to the other end, being at 4 kN), applied at a partial length on a beam element length. Your input is much appreciate in advance!
  7. Constraint/boundary condition

    A simple question! How does one change/modify one or a few of constraints applied on a model. This can be easily done in all FE software I have used (five of them), yet, I cannot figure out how to do it in Hypermesh). When I used the "update" route, I noticed both the old BCs and revised ones appearing in the solver deck. Help!
  8. PLOAD1

    I am trying to understand PLOAD1. It has been described quite vaguely! For instance, nowhere could I find what the "break angle" refers to. In any case, I am trying to figure out how to apply a linearly varying distributed load on a beam (say one end being at 10 kN to the other end, being at 4 kN), applied at a partial length on a beam element length. Your input is much appreciate in advance!
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