## Aplly distance instead of force

## Aplly distance instead of force

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Hello,

I am using Cosmos Professional, and I am trying to apply a distance to a beam, to get the force. Is this possible? I know how far I need to move it, and want to know the force to do it.

I have been applying forces, and adjusting it, until I get the correct displacement, but it would be much easier to just put in my the information from the start, and have what I need come out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Marshall

I am using Cosmos Professional, and I am trying to apply a distance to a beam, to get the force. Is this possible? I know how far I need to move it, and want to know the force to do it.

I have been applying forces, and adjusting it, until I get the correct displacement, but it would be much easier to just put in my the information from the start, and have what I need come out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Marshall

## RE: Aplly distance instead of force

Nick

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## RE: Aplly distance instead of force

1. Watch the coordinate system you are using for the X,Y and Z components.

2. If the force direction doesn't match the coordinates you are using, decompose the force vectorially and apply components.

3. The displacements will not follow the deflection. They will always point in the same direction.