Numerical Results

The following video shows how to plot the deformed shape and use it to check if the displacement constraints have been applied correctly.  We next take a look at

 variation in the model. We interrogate 

 variation in the interior of the model using a plane.


Verification and Validation

  • Check that the solution agrees with the mathematical model

    • Are the boundary conditions on displacement and traction satisfied?

    • Is equilibrium satisfied?

      • Do the reaction forces balance the applied load?

  • Check that the numerical error is acceptable

    • Are the ANSYS results reasonably independent of the mesh?

      • We can refine the mesh by reducing the Size Controls and updating the solution.  We can then compare the results to the original mesh. 

  • Compare with hand calculations for the bending stress and maximum displacement

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