Erik Kostson
Ansys Employee
HinnI would look through some of the courses to learn how to use the software - then one could start modelling - for instance very important in FE is to apply the correct boundary conditions (BC), and that represent reality.nnOne way to have a pinned connection at the holes is not to apply a fixed BC, but a remote displacement which has all of the rotations free (see the help manual about remote displacement). Then we could pull it in one direction and look at the force reaction (this is a result which we can look at in Workbench Mechanical) at the remote displacement to get the force.nnAll the bestnnErikn