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In FEM, which option is the most realistic representation of the actual force between deformable bodies?

(a) Point load

(b) Uniformly varying load

(c) Sine distribution

(d) Uniformly distributed load

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My enquiry is from Modelling Considerations in division Interpolation Functions, Numerical Integration and Modelling Considerations of Finite Element Method

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Right option is (c) Sine distribution

To explain I would say: A situation where the representation of boundary forces is subject to different interpretations is found when the force is due to contact between two bodies. For example, a solid plate in contact with a circular disc generates a reactive force that can be represented either as a point load or as a locally distributed force. A sine distribution might be a more realistic representation of the actual force between deformable bodies.

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