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6. Results

If you have followed the instructions in this tutorial you should obtain the following results.

Deformation

Total Deformation

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X Deformation

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Y Deformation

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Stresses

Direct Stress

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Minimum Bending Stress

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Maximum Bending Stress

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Minimum Combined Stress

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Maximum Combined Stress

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Reaction Forces

Left Support Reaction Force



Right Support Reaction Force

Moment Reactions

Left Support Moment Reaction


Right Support Moment Reaction

Local Coordinate System

Bending moment and shear force are reported in the local coordinate system. To determine what the local coordinate system is for each element, highlight Solution in the tree and select Coordinate Systems > Element Triads.

Click on Solve and ANSYS will display the local coordinate system for each element. The local x, y and z are shown in red, blue and green (RGB), respectively.

Shear Force

From the local coordinate systems above, we see that we need the shear force in the local y direction. To get the shear in the local y, highlight Solution in the tree and select Beam Results > Shear Force.

Under Details, change Type to Directional Shear Force.

Click on Solve. This will color each element according to the value of the shear force. To probe the shear values in the graphics window, first make ANSYS wrap the cross-section around the line elements by going to the main menu and selecting View > Thick Shells and Beams.

Then select Probe in the main menu. Now you can hover over the structure to see the value of the shear force. If you click at a point, it will add a label at that point showing the value.

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