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Is there any simulation software for Balsa Bridge ?

  1. Oct 22, 2014 #1
    Is there any simulation software for Balsa Bridge ?
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2014 #2
    Thanks for the post! Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2014 #3

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    A simple truss analysis by hand or done in Finite Element Analysis would work, but you might have to utilize orthotropic material strength properties to model the fundamentally directional nature of balsa wood.

    Here is one article I found with a quick Google search on the subject: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141029614001710
     
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