Author: Rajesh Bhaskaran & Yong Sheng Khoo, Cornell University

Problem Specification

1. Pre-Analysis & Start-Up

2. Geometry

3. Mesh

4. Setup (Physics)

5. Solution

6. Results

7. Verification & Validation

## Step 5: Solution

Now that we have set up the boundary conditions, we can actually solve for a solution. Before we do that, let's take a minute to think about what is the post-processing that we are interested in. We are interested in the deflection and bending stress on the beam. We would also like to look at the force and moment reaction at our support A and B. Let's set up those post-processing parameters before we click solve button.

Let's start with inserting Total Deformation.

**Outline > Solution (A6) > Insert > Total Deformation**

Next let's insert beam tool that will enable us to look at the stresses on the beam.

**Outline > Solution (A6) > Insert > Beam Tool > Beam Tool**

We would also like to look at the Force Reaction at point A and B.

**Outline > Solution (A6) > Insert > Probe > Force Reaction**

Select ** Remote Displacement** (which is point A) next to

**under**

*Boundary Condition***.**

*Details of "Force Reaction"*

Do the same step for Remote Displacement 2 (point B).

Next we will like to check and see that the moment at point A and B is zero.

**Outline > Solution (A6) > Insert > Probe > Moment Reaction**

Select ** Remote Displacement** (which is point A) next to

**under**

*Boundary Condition***.**

*Details of "Moment Reaction"*

Do the same step for Remote Displacement 2 (point B).

We are done setting up all the results. Click ** Solve** at the top menu to obtain a solution. Wait for a minute for the solution.