Where/why to apply remote boundary conditions?
A remote boundary condition can be either `displacement` or `force`.
-- A Remote Displacement allows you to apply both displacements and rotations at an arbitrary remote location in space. You specify the origin of the remote location under Scope in the Details view by picking, or by entering the XYZ coordinates directly. The default location is at the centroid of the geometry. You specify the displacement and rotation under Definition.
The location and the direction of a Remote Displacement can be defined in the global coordinate system or in a local Cartesian coordinate system. A common application is to apply a rotation on a model at a local coordinate system.
-- A Remote Force is equivalent to a regular force load on a face or a force load on an edge, plus some moment.
A Remote Force can be used as an alternative to building a rigid part and applying a force load to it. The advantage of using a remote force load is that you can directly specify the location in space from which the force originates.
For more details, refer to
// Mechanical Application User's Guide // Features // Applying Boundary Conditions // Types of Supports // Remote Displacement
// Mechanical Application User's Guide // Features // Applying Boundary Conditions // Types of Loads // Remote Force