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Finite Element Symmetry Problem

  1. Aug 24, 2015 #1

    I am running a finite element on a cylinder with that converges at the bottom for a opening, which is symmetrical in both directions so i modeled one quarter but the problem is my stresses are the same with when i compare with a full model that i also done but the deflections are different

    any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you
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  3. Aug 24, 2015 #2


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    Maybe the deflection constraints for the quartered section are incorrect? The edges must remain perpendicular to the cut planes.
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