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Harmonic Analysis of Cantilever Beam

I’m pretty new to SimScale and still getting used to the software. I’m currently trying to carry out a harmonic analysis on a cantilever beam which holds a small weight on the free end and is fixed at the other.

I’ve applied a force to the free end in order to replicate this weight, but I noticed that there is a ‘scaling’ option which defaults to 1. Could someone explain what this is?
Does it apply this input force for a small duration of time and removed? Or is this force constantly applied as I intended it to be?


Hi Ross and thanks for your question!

I am tagging my colleague @rszoeke here who might add his comments on this scaling option.