I’m studying a clamped cantilever beam with a force at one end.
I would like to test two loads:
1- point loadings on traction surface nodes
2 - facial distributed loading.
In the first case, if I know the total force F, I should assign to each surface node a force equal to F/NumNodes.
The nodes of a surface can be selected using the code below (L is the beam length).
However, how can I determine the number of selected nodes in a general case in batch mode?
seta all_nodes_set n all enq all_nodes_set u_fixed_set rec L _ _ 0.001
In the second case, I need to know the element faces that lie on the traction surface (e.g. A00L).
Which command allows to select the face elements of a surface? (enq + rec should work for nodes only).
Once I know the face elements, I could store them in a set called “load” and save a dedicated file with
send load abq press 10