Please advise if the attached simulation is set up correctly.
The profile is 1 meter in length and is fixed at both ends with an evenly distributed load of 50kg.
I need to get the deflection of the profile.
Correctly is hard to define without knowing what assumptions you are ok with making and knowing how it is used. Can you post some pictures of it in use?
but based on what you have provided, a force that is applied and a fixed face should be fine.
what is your concern about the results that you are getting?
what assumptions do you think your analysis makes and are you concerned with any of them?
Firstly, I have not studied strength of materials.
The profile currently has a wall thickness of 1.2mm. I was asked to compare the deflection with the current profile and a new profile with a wall thickness of 1.1mm.
The customer wants to know if the profile would still be able to hold a load of 50kg with the reduced wall thickness.
so what is your concern about the setup?
or are you looking for someone to interpret the results?
if you use the exact same setup for both designs, you should be able to compare them quite easily.
I have re-orientated the profile in the attached file. The profile is used in cupboards for hanging clothing.
The hook of the hanger would be touching the top half of the profile.
I would like to know if the fixtures and load are applied correctly.
The results tell me that the profile would deflect by 1.473mm.
Attached is a picture as requested.
This is a static problem. Do you need the equation for comparison? This can be done on paper versus SW.
Please forward me the equation so I may do a comparison.
I sent you a pdf link. If you need further assistance in doing the equations let me know. Hope it helps.
I shall look at the link when I get home as I don't have "full" internet access at work.
Can you post here in case someone else runs into this in the future,
Could you please give me examples of what type of assumptions one could make in this scenario.
This Is something personal that you need to answer for yourself since you understand the physical behavior and the goal of the analysis but I can give you some suggestions of what types of assumptions that you are making:
1. the material is uniform
2. The material is free of manufacturing defect
3. The solution is static, it does not rotate about the fixed point
4. The load is perfectly distributed
and so on and so on. These are standard assumptions made by hand calcs as well.
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