Apply compressive load in  direction
I am trying to apply compressive load along  direction in a single crystal. I created a datum plane along that direction and then tried to apply load but it is not working. Is there anyway I can do it in cae file or should I try to do that in inp file? Any suggestion will be really helpful.
It sounds like you are doing it right. Not sure what went wrong 🙁
Thank you Dr.Jorgen.
Is there anyway I can create surface on the newly created datum plane? I am trying to apply distributed load. I think to do that I have to create surface. Now since it is only single crystal and has orphan mesh, if I try to create a surface on  plane it has you do not have geometry. I am trying to appy load on the nodes along that direction but I guess I do not know how to apply distributed load on the node. Is it possible at all? Could you please help?