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Nonlinear analysis of a buckling stick

Question asked by Ben D. on Mar 5, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2015 by Jared Conway

I would like to simulate a buckling stick:



I am expecting to see this stick in the deformed shape due to buckling after the simulation finishes.


The stick is fixed on the left side, and on the end of the right side the load is applied. Also, the 30 mm length cylindrical face on the right side has the limitation of moving to side (it can only move along the axis of the stick and rotate around it).


The material properties:



The properties of the study:



Running the simulation gives me one or another error, usually about buckling problem, for example:



I attach the model in SW2012 file. Would you please advice me on correcting the study so that it solves and shows the results?


Thank you for the help!