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Elastic deformation percentage when load is removed

Question asked by Michael Maz on Feb 15, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 12, 2013 by Michael Maz

Hi guys, I have a load (assume) 50kg on a box section 50mm x 50mm x 3mm, 1060 Alloy (aluminium), fixed at both ends. how do I work out the value of elastic deformation on the material when the load is removed. Without going past the elastic limit? solidworks or hand calculations welcome. So to recap a load is applied, the material deforms but when the load is removed the material will not go back to its original limit, thats the value I wish to find out.

 

I can't find the option in simulation to find this out.

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