Gradient loading of a surface


I am simulating the loading on the flanges of a rope drum. The rope presses outward on the sides (flanges) of the drum in a similar way to water in a tank pressing against the sides with the lateral pressure increasing with depth. I need to set conditions where the stress on the drum flange is highest at the drum core (barrel) and decreases outwards to the rim of the flange.

I’m really new at SimScale so it’s not unlikely the solution has been staring me in the face but I can’t see it.


Hello @bildan,
you can refer to this post by my colleague @ahmedhussain18 regarding how to apply variable loads via tables or formulas: Defining variable constraint or load