It sounds like you are trying to apply moments to a solid body. This is not
possible in any FE system (or in real life either). Mechanica should issue a
warning that the load will be ignored, then if you carry on the solver tries
to solve a static analysis without a load (or enforced displacement) and
Mechanica FEM mode is for pre- and post-processing conventional h-element
models for solving with Ansys or Nastran. Mechanica itself uses p-element
technology and auto-meshes when the analysis is run. If you want to see the
mesh, go to AutoGEM and create the p-element mesh. Alternatively, in result
check the 'display element edges' tick-box to show the elements in results
We have used 'Pro/Mechanica Structure Tutorial' by Roger Toogood to teach
Mechanica. Another good book on FE in general is 'Designing Better Products
using Finite Element Analysis' by Vince Adams and Abe Askenazi.
Pro/Mechanica User Group UK
Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.