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Pressures

Pressure is the force applied to a surface per unit area over which the force is distributed. Pressure are applied to plates.

Pressure's which are applied at an angle to the plate can be specified by providing the X,Y,Z components.

To apply a pressure on a plate, simply specify values for:

Example - Applying a pressure to a plate

In this example, we will apply a pressure to a plate that has already been created, had supports applied to its nodes, and has been meshed.

1) Click into the 'Pressures' menu from the left navigation bar. Enter 1 for the 'Plate ID' and -10 for the 'Z Magnitude'. Click Apply.


2) Rotate the plate with the left mouse button to view the pressure from a different angle.


3) Click 'Solve' to view results of the simulation.


4) Click the 'Plates' button on the results menu on the left. Different results can be viewed by selecting an option from the dropdown. In this example, 'Displacement Sum' was selected.