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Unformatted text preview: ME471 Finite Element Project (Due at the beginning of class time Wednesday April 26, 2006) In this project you are asked to use a commercial finite element package (ANSYS) to perform a static stress analysis of a bracket in two different configurations and report your findings in a brief report. Problem 1. The reference design Analyze the L-shaped bracket sketched in Fig. 1a. The bracket is fixed on the inside of hole at A and loaded through a pin at B. The load can be modeled as a linearly varying load applied on the lower half of the hole at B (Fig 1b) THIS PROBLEM IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN THE ANSYS TUTORIAL PAGES (Structural, see ANSYS Help menu) Use the load and material specifications provided there Perform the analysis for two different meshes with different levels of refinement 1a. Coarse mesh: Using an element edge length of 0.5 in the Global Element Size 1b. Fine mesh: Using an element edge length of 0.2 Report, in each case 2a The amount of material (volume) of the bracket 2b The maximum Von Mises stress in the bracket and the (x,y) location where it occurs. 2b The maximum Von Mises stress in the bracket and the (x,y) location where it occurs....
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course ME 471 taught by Professor Diaz during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '06