We'll start by carrying out hand calculations to predict the expected maximum bending stress and deformation. We'll later compare the ANSYS values to these hand-calculation results.
Calculate the Maximum Bending Stress at x=0m
The maximum bending stress is calculated using Euler-Bernoulli beam theory.
Calculate the Total Deformation at x=4m
Optimizing Monitor Real Estate
This tutorial is specially configured, so the user can have both the tutorial and ANSYS open at the same time as shown below. It will be beneficial to have both ANSYS and your internet browser displayed on your monitor. Your internet browser should consume approximately one third of the screen width while ANSYS should take the other two thirds.
Open ANSYS Workbench
Click on the Start button, then click on All Programs. Depending on where you are attempting to access ANSYS, it may be under ANSYS 13.0, ANSYS, or Class. Once you locate ANSYS click on the the workbench button, . It may take some time for ANSYS to open. Once ANSYS opens your computer monitor should look comparable to the image below.
Static Structural Analysis System
At this point the project can be returned to. Click on the Return to Project button, at the top.
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