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Unformatted text preview: lysis Type(s): Static Analysis (ANTYPE = 0) Element Type(s): Elastic Shell Elements (SHELL63)
3-D Elastic Tapered Unsymmetric Beam Elements (BEAM44)
3-D Elastic Tapered Unsymmetric Beam Element (BEAM188) Input Listing: vm34.dat Test Case
A tapered cantilever plate of rectangular cross-section is subjected to a load F at its tip. Find the maximum deflection δ and the maximum principal stress σ1 in the plate. Figure 34.1 Beam Problem Sketch ANSYS Verification Manual . ANSYS Release 9.0 . 002114 . © SAS IP, Inc. 1–85 VM34
E = 30 x 106 psi
υ = 0.0 Geometric Properties
L = 20 in
d = 3 in
t = 0.5 in Loading
F = 10 lbs Analysis Assumptions and Modeling Notes
The problem is solved first using quadrilateral shell elements (SHELL63) and then using tapered beam elements
(BEAM44). For the quadrilateral shell elements (used in triangular form), nodal coupling is used to ensure symmetry.
For the beam elements, the area and Y dimension of the beam are not used and are input as 1.0. Node 12 is arbitrarily located at Z = 1.0 in order to define the orientation of t...
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