• Applied is the default setting for the Type option for Loads.
• Type->Applied causes Loads to return the total external load applied to a body.
• The alternatives to the Applied setting are Reaction or Dynamic, which cause Loads to return kinematic reaction forces or inertial loads, respectively.
• See also: SetLoads.
Load the Modeler2D package and define a simple model.
There is one ten-unit force applied to the link body. Here is the total resulting load applied to the X3, Y3, and 3 coordinates.
Alternatively, we can look at the reaction forces applied by the constraints or the dynamic loads.
If we evaluate all three load types at a particular solution point, we can see that a force balance is achieved.