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.
Example Ansys source files are available in the following directories:
MENG 421 || Ansys
Last revised: February 6, 2004