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SPCD analisys with displacement from another model

SPCD analisys with displacement from another model

SPCD analisys with displacement from another model

Hi guys,
I am new in this forum and I have to say that from the discussions I learnd a lot. I am Marco from Italy.
I made a very big model in Femap with a lot of component modelled with shell. After an analysis a saw that this component is critical. Now I realized another model with the item modeled with TET10 and I want to apply the displacement through the SPCD cards. I already clarified how to make this kind of analisys in another forum. My question is: is there a way to export in a fast way the nodes and their displacemets from the original model and apply them in the other model?
Could you help me please? Thank you very much!

RE: SPCD analisys with displacement from another model

If I understood well, you extract the displacement in the interface and then you want to analyse your part alone, with the effect of the interface displacements you already got.

I think spcd doesn't work well to impose displacements, but you can extract the acceleration or force and then use spcd (same nodes, with a tabled1 for acceleration) or use darea with the same logic;

or directly in femap in load>(choose load type) and then you can define or import your acceleration or force funtion and apply to the interface nodes of interest.

RE: SPCD analisys with displacement from another model

Hi leo16,
thanks for your answer.
why do you think that is not good to use displacements for the analysis of a single part?

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