Lesson

240

 

 

 

 

Lesson Objective: In this lesson, we will learn about defining Force and Torque.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Force
and Torque

USAGE OF FORCE AND TORQUE

 

With the Force/Torque tool in mechanism, you can introduce external forces or torques into your model that are not due to impact or forces caused by servo/force motors.

 

When you apply a force/torque, you have three different options:

            Point Force The force is applied to a datum point on a body, at a specified magnitude and direction.

            Body Torque The torque is applied at the center of mass on a specified body. The magnitude and direction of torque is then specified.

            Point to Point Force The force is applied equally and opposite two selected points. If the two points are coincident, the value is zero.

 

For the magnitude of the force/torque, you have additional options for how you specify it:

            Constant A constant force is applied to the object.

            Table Use a table to define force as a function of time.

            User Defined Create your own function to define the force using an equation editor.

            Custom Load Write special programs to define your forces. This is not standard out-of-the-box functionality, and will not be covered in this course.

 

TOPIC 2

 

A

 

TOPIC 3

 

A

 

TOPIC 4

 

A

 

LESSON SUMMARY

 

A

 

EXERCISE

 

A