Simcenter 3D Solutions
Assembly FEM Bridge Analysis in Simcenter 3D - Part 7 - Apply Loads and Constraints
This tutorial shows how to go about setting up a structural analysis using an Assembly FEM in Simcenter 3D.
The aim is to introduce the user to the power of Assembly FEMS and familiarize them with the approach and concepts involved.
Part 7 - Apply Loads and Constraints
Step 20: Create the Gravity Load
•Select Gravity from the Load Type drop-down menu in the Loads and Conditions group of the Home tab tool ribbon
•Set Acceleration to 9810mm/s2
•Set Specify Vector to -ZC
Step 21: Constrain the Bridge
•Select Fixed Constraint from the Constraint Type drop-down menu in the Loads and Conditions group of the Home tab tool ribbon
•Select the polygon faces at the bottom edges of the bridge (as shown in the image below)