Finite Element Analysis Examples

Photoelastic lintel Ansys lintel Photoelastic arch Ansys arch

Stresses in a beam and column (left) vs. an arch (right) using a photoelastic device. Note the high stresses around the sharp corner of the beam.

The following examples were made with Ansys version 5.2. They show the following steps: meshing, loads, exaggerated deflection, and stresses.

Cantilever beam with uniform load
Cantilever beam with hole

Assignment 10, Stresses in a plate with hole.


o Example Ansys source files are available in the following directories:

MENG 421 || Ansys

Last revised: February 6, 2004