First I want to thank the team for developing this great and quite powerful plugin for the great Rhino software. I´m waiting for such a plugin since many years!
We are a small company, working on micro-hydropower components and plants. With this tool, the calcualtions about the critical forces on the turbine blades will be much easier, but on some stages of our development, we have to do some torque and strength calculations for different shafts.
Is there an easy sollution to add a "torque" - force at one end of steel shaft and to calculate the torosion on the other end of the shaft... ?
Another question to shaft operations:
For shafts, we normally use fully cylindrical, surface hardened stainless steel shafts. On this cylindrical shafts, we use normally a taper bush for mounting a turbine runner ona the shaft. Same for the bearings, we use a clampable pedestal bearing. For calcualtions with SnS, I try to specify an area of the shaft as a restrain area, and another area as a load area. I do not find a sollution for doing this, so I have to add quite small "steps" in the (normally 100% cylindrical) shape of the shaft, to create this small surface areas for the restrain and loads, extra for SnS.
Is there any trick???
PS: Sorry for the bad English!