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deflection of a custom profile

Question asked by Joseph Sensenig on Nov 7, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2017 by Joseph Sensenig

I am new to simulation, and need to figure how many pounds we can support at the center of a custom profile which is supported at both ends.


in the attached model, I have a force of 30 lb. applied at the center of the profile. It says this results in a max deflection of 1.168e+000, which I interpret to be 1.168" of deflection, (which i think is too much for the strength of this profile).

If I enter 20 lb. as the force, it says max deflection is 8.504e-001, which I think means 0.00854" of deflection. Am I interpreting something wrong?