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FEA Validation Technique

  1. Oct 22, 2016 #1
    So I am planning on doing an FEA for a rotational component as part of university project.

    I am fairly confident about the analysis itself, meshing, convergence, etc.. I feel I am capable of setting up an accurate model. However, I need to validate my study with a simple preparatory FEA which can be verified by hand.

    Any ideas on how this may be accomplished?

    My first thought was to use beam torsion equations for a simple cylinder, but the model is then too simple and will not be sufficient. I am not sure if being verified by hand means using matrices, etc.
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  3. Oct 22, 2016 #2


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    What is the component ?
  4. Oct 26, 2016 #3


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    Can you validate with a physical experiment using a representative prototype?
  5. Oct 26, 2016 #4


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    If you want more guidance on a potential verification calculation selection you need to supply a diagram/drawing of your component and its loads.
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