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

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variation in the model. We interrogate

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variation in the interior of the model using a plane.

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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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