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LOAD_CENTRIFUGAL

Loads
*LOAD_CENTRIFUGAL
"Optional title"
entype, enid, cid, csysid, $t_{beg}$, $t_{end}$

Parameter definition

VariableDescription
entype Entity type
options: N, NS, P, PS
enid Entity identification number
cid ID of a CURVE or FUNCTION defining angular velocity versus time
csysid Local coordinate system ID
$t_{beg}$ Start time
$t_{end}$ End time
default: 1.0e10

Description

This command is used to apply centrifugal forces on a component without actually spinning the model. The command is typically used to initialize stresses in a rotating fan blade. The local coordinate system is used to define the center of rotation and the rotational axis (local $x$-axis).