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Force and Moment Loads
Use Home > Force/Moment to create loads both in Structure native and FEM modes. You can create a load on one or more geometric entities, depending on your model type. These loads are the most widely used loads. See Guidelines for Force and Moment Loads.
When you click Home > Force/Moment, the Force/Moment Load dialog box opens. This dialog box contains the following items:
Name—The name of the load. The color swatch adjacent to Name allows you to change the color of the icon, the distribution, and the text displayed for the load.
Member of Set—The name of the load set. You can select an existing load set from the drop-down list, or create a new set by clicking the New button to display the Load Set Definition dialog box.
References—The drop-down list includes the following geometric entities. You can select the geometric entity before or after opening the Force/Moment Load dialog box. Your selections appear in the collector in the References area.
Surfaces—one or more individual surfaces, part boundaries or intent surfaces.
Edges/Curves—edges, curves, composite curves, or intent chains and intent curves.
Points—single points, vertices, point features, patterns of points, or intent points.
If you select multiple entities, Creo Simulate creates a single load that applies to the entities, and not one load for each entity.
Coordinate System—Allows you to select the coordinate system as a reference for the load. The default is the current coordinate system. Creo Simulate calculates the coordinate location of the component or vector you use to specify force or moment with respect to this coordinate system. Coordinate System area is not active when the Force is set to Dir Points & Mag and the Moment area is not active.
* If you are working on a 2D model, Creo Simulate uses the coordinate system you specified during the definition of the 2D model as the WCS.
Advanced—Expand the dialog box to display these fields:
Spatial Variation—Does not appear if you selected Total Load At Point from the load distribution options.
Force—Specify the magnitude and direction of the force for your load. Select the units of force from the drop-down list or accept the default units.
Moment—Specify the magnitude and direction of the moment for your load. Note that moment loads should only be applied to moment capable references such as shells or beams, or the type of Distribution must be Total Load at Point.Select the units of moment from the drop-down list or accept the default units.
Preview—Adds a series of arrows to your model showing the location and distribution of the load.
After you accept the dialog box, a load icon is placed at each location you selected.
Refer to the Fundamentals Help for more information on surface sets.