Kinjan Patel

LOCAL STRESS

Discussion created by Kinjan Patel on Jul 17, 2007
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2007 by Troy Higgins
After running a normal stress analysis, I noticed that the localstress was very high over 250,000 psi for a 36,000 psi material. In real life situaion the material would yeild and distributethe stress.  In cosmos that is not the case, so I triedrefining my mesh in that region, but that didn't seem to help.

My question is how is one to know when the local stress is high andshould be ignored when interpreting the results?

Also can anyone recomend a good basic FEA book or site that talksabout this types of issues.

Thank you

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