Can I apply a centrifugal force to my part?

Question:

Can I apply a centrifugal force to my part?

Answer:

This article uses Simulation/Optimization and both of them in nTop have two requirements: FE Mesh and Boundary Conditions (BCs). Follow the instructions in the links below to prepare your model for simulation.

FE Mesh

Boundary Conditions (BCs)

Yes, you can apply a centrifugal force using the Rotational Force (beta) block. This block allows you to apply an acceleration load (centrifugal force) caused by a constant rotational velocity. To use it, choose the region where the load is applied, set an axis, and define the rate in Hz. Check out the attached example to see this block used in a static analysis. 

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 simulation static analysis Design Analysis centrifugal rotational velocity rotational 
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