Author: Matt Scott, Cornell University

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4. Physics Setup

5. Numerical Solution

6. Numerical Results

7. Verification & Validation

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# Stress due to Gravity

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## Problem Specification

Consider the geometry in the figure below. The slender bar is 3 inches wide, 2 inches tall, and 50 inches long. The large block on the end of the bar is 9 inches wide, 6 inches tall, and 6 inches long. Both are made of structural steel with a Young’s modulous of 2.90075E+7 and a poisson’s ratio of .3. The left end of the bar is fixed to a wall, and the geometry is subjected to standard earth gravity. Calculate the maximum equivalent stress in the geometry.

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