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Offset load

Offset load

Offset load

How would I load a hole in a part that would receive a shaft that has an offset load?  (i.e. the shaft is 'L' shaped and has a load at the edge of the 'l'.

Thanks much!!

RE: Offset load

Draw a free body diagram. The sum of forces and moments equals zero.

RE: Offset load


Can you model the shaft through the hole and apply the load to the end of it instead of the hole?  If I understand the problem correctly, you are applying a moment perpendicular to the hole.  Is that correct?

RE: Offset load

Thank you, I know how to do a free body diagram;  What I am asking is how do I simulate the force developed by a L shaped shaft in a hole.  I would like to do it without having assemble the shaft.  I know that it is done in the Force/Moment Load window, but I don't remember how, it has been many years)  The force is applied parallel to the hole but 6" in front of it (through the shaft).


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