Mike Rife
Ansys Employee


It helps to keep in mind that the remote point has six degrees-of-freedom (3 translations and 3 rotations) while the one node of the 3D element at the vertex has only 3 degrees-of-freedom (translations).  So the general FEA modeling question is how to connect these together.  Also we would like to connect them so that the model does not have a stress singularity at that one 3D element node.  You can Google the topic and find the myriad of ways it has been addressed over the decades.  WB Mechanical happens to choose to connect the remote point by using several beams connected the the vertex node and other nodes in the vicinity.  After the solution you can visualize this as Ashish discussed.  Then decide for yourself if this modeling method is adequate for your needs.