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apply concentrated forces and moments to nodal degrees of freedom; and
either are fixed in direction or rotate as the node rotates.
Multiple concentrated load cases can be defined in random response analysis (see Random response analysis, Section 6.3.11, for details).
Concentrated loads are also used to apply the pressure-conjugate at nodes with pressure degree of freedom in acoustic analysis. See Acoustic loads, Section 27.4.5.
Actuation loads in connector elements can be defined as connector loads, applied similarly to concentrated loads. See Connector actuation, Section 25.1.3, for more detailed information.
The procedures in which these loads can be used are outlined in Prescribed conditions: overview, Section 27.1.1. See Applying loads: overview, Section 27.4.1, for general information that applies to all types of loading.
Concentrated forces or moments can be applied at any nodal degree of freedom.
You should not apply a moment load at the origin of a cylindrical coordinate system; doing so would make the radial and tangential loads indeterminate.
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Load module: Create Load: choose Mechanical for the Category and Concentrated force, Moment, or Generalized plane strain for the Types for Selected Step
You can specify that the direction of a concentrated force should rotate with the node to which it is applied. This specification should be used only in large-displacement analysis and can be used only at nodes with active rotational degrees of freedom (such as the nodes of beam and shell elements or, in ABAQUS/Explicit, tie nodes on a rigid body). If you specify follower forces, the components of the concentrated force must be specified with respect to the reference configuration.
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Load module: Create Load: choose Mechanical for the Category and Concentrated force, Moment, or Generalized plane strain for the Types for Selected Step: Follow nodal rotation
The prescribed magnitude of a concentrated load can vary with time during a step according to an amplitude definition, as described in Prescribed conditions: overview, Section 27.1.1. If different variations are needed for different loads, each load can refer to its own amplitude.
Concentrated loads can be added, modified, or removed as described in Applying loads: overview, Section 27.4.1.
When concentrated follower forces are specified in static and dynamic analysis, the unsymmetric matrix storage and solution scheme should normally be used. See Procedures: overview, Section 6.1.1, for more information on the unsymmetric matrix storage and solution scheme.