Practical, Hand Calculation and FEA Assignment

Published 2016-06-06

A seemingly simple class experiment is executed

The highlight of the practical and FEA assignment, is the feedback session when the students are presented with their online submitted answers in graph form, like this one:

FEA Assignment results

FEA Assignment results

Take note, that only a single experiment was executed and the test interpretation, hand calculation and FEA results should only represent that single experiment, yet, the results shows a different story alltogether.

The big class discussion then follows: How to find the correct answer for this problem?

A number of real world examples of cantilevered structures:

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