Nanda Veralla
Ansys Employee

Hello Pascal,

We could do this by creating a named selection, then insert (Right Mouse Button click on the new name selection and choose create nodal named selection) a node named selection, and that can be used by a nodal force that is a function say of distance. Not very easy, but it seems to be doable at least. Also, I came across some APDL commands when searched online, but I never used it. Perhaps someone expert in APDL can better answer this.

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