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sciencerocks

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Hi Everyone,

I am a student studying civil engineering and want to do a stress analysis on a part I have made in Solidworks (CAD software). However, it is somewhat complex for handcalculation purposes, so I have simplified it down. I want to run a full ansys simulation on the part, however I need a basis from the handcalculation to determine if the ansys analysis is credible or not. If anyone can give me some input onto if my assumptions are right that would be great.

I initially tried to use a plane stress approach 2d analysis, however this assumes the whole cross section is fixed. It is only fixed at the spots indicated. Attached is the part geometry with support and loads.

The fixed support holes I am concerned that the material will fail there, and at the beginning of the square cross section due to the bending moment.

I can't thank you enough for the help.

I am a student studying civil engineering and want to do a stress analysis on a part I have made in Solidworks (CAD software). However, it is somewhat complex for handcalculation purposes, so I have simplified it down. I want to run a full ansys simulation on the part, however I need a basis from the handcalculation to determine if the ansys analysis is credible or not. If anyone can give me some input onto if my assumptions are right that would be great.

I initially tried to use a plane stress approach 2d analysis, however this assumes the whole cross section is fixed. It is only fixed at the spots indicated. Attached is the part geometry with support and loads.

The fixed support holes I am concerned that the material will fail there, and at the beginning of the square cross section due to the bending moment.

I can't thank you enough for the help.