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The load is obtained from literature studies on the human lens. In these studies the load is usually reported as the total load required to stretch the lens by a certain amount in the x-axis, and values are from 0.08 N to 0.1 N. Usually these models are axisymmetric; I cannot do an axisymmetric model for my application because the 'legs' in the edges remove the axial symmetry.

In the 3D model, I wish to apply this load as a pressure on the surface of the 'legs', not a point force. My questions are 1) Should be pressure be calculated using the surface area for the application point in the entire model (the prototype's 4 legs), or just the 1/4th part that I'm modeling?

Right now I am doing it for 1/4th of the model and the reaction forces in both symmetry planes add up to 0.08 N.

Thank you.