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Plate top vonmises stress in fea

  1. Apr 25, 2005 #1
    I just used nastran to do an fea analysis using plate elements of thickness 1.22 mm. Nastran gives two vonmises stress values for
    plate elements
    1.plate bottom von mises stress

    2.plate top von mises stress

    what are they?
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  3. Apr 25, 2005 #2


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    Von Mises is a failure criteria for ductile materials that one applies to stress levels they have calculated. It is not a type of stress. It's also refered to as the Max Distortion Energy criteria.
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