Stress analysis of a beam

Update: June 1, 2017
OpenFOAM 4.x

Case directory

$FOAM_TUTORIALS/stressAnalysis/solidEquilibriumDisplacementFoam/beamEndLoad

Summary

This is a stress analysis of a loaded beam in a balanced state. We will fix the region fixedEnd on the left end of the beam, and load (10000, 0, 0) Pa to the region right on the right end of the beam. The calculation is performed as a two-dimensional problem with a single mesh in the Z direction.

Model geometry Model geometry

The meshes are as follows, and the number of mesh is 12.

Mesh Meshes

The calculation result is as follows.

Displacement (D, multiplied by 1000 times and reflected in the shape) Displacement (D, multiplied by 1000 times and reflected in the shape)
von Mises stress (sigmaEq) von Mises stress (sigmaEq)

Commands

cp -r $FOAM_TUTORIALS/stressAnalysis/solidEquilibriumDisplacementFoam/beamEndLoad beamEndLoad
cd beamEndLoad

blockMesh
solidEquilibriumDisplacementFoam

paraFoam

Calculation time

8.4 seconds *Single, Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40GHz