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Buckling true scale graph vs. load factor

Question asked by Myname Thelastone on Oct 7, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2018 by Ryan Dark

Im curious to know how to interpret a buckling analysis in which the graph shows buckling on a scale of 1:1 (can be seen in the image below, but the load factor is almost 3000.

Will the part fail? Or is it supposed to have a buckling factor of safety of almost 3000?

I doubt it is the latter since the buckle appears near a 1/2" aluminium tube with 0.0625" thick walls. Theres a 5 kgf downward load and a 5 Nm torque on the part (right face), so I highly doubt that small tube can withstand anything near a 1000 kgf load.

What am I missing?


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