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### Ansys Mechanical Section Plane Error

I'm attempting to make a deformation analysis for a specific scenario in Ansys Mechanical. Everything seems to be fine, but when I try to use a section plane, the deformed region appears to be 'hollow,...
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### Creep of the materials

Does creep exists for all materials at any stress at room temperature? I searched for this and could not find any answer other than creep isn't significant at low stresses and low temperatures. What I ...
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### Describing 180 degree arcing/deflection of wire supported vertically at one end

I am trying to understand how to describe and calculate the shape a length of piano wire makes from its own weight when supported vertically at only one end. Is it a catenary or a parabola? ...
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### Calulating the compression deformation using strain data measured by strain gauge _ material engineering

I'm studying material engineering and conducting some experiment. The experiment was measuring the strain of long steel bar. The bar is compressed from left side and deformed shortened. Using strain ...
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### Beyond the codes maximum deflection in primary Aluminum beam

we had a alum pool enclosure built that has a primary beam carrying the roof trusses across it's length. the primary beam is a 4x8 bx beam spanning 43'between supports. the beam has started to show ...
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I am trying to get the: maximum deflection location of maximum deflection deflection at any point For a beam under an arbitrary triangular load (i.e. a, b, c, and w can vary). I tried to solve this ...
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### Can stress tensor be defined on feature edges?

Assume a rod is being extruded out of a cylinder by pushing the cylinder into a hole (See Figure below). Do the feature edges (or corners in 2D) cause the traction (the surface force) to be ...
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### How to calculate the spring force of a rolled piece of steel?

If you have a steel sheet and then curled it to the point of being a semi-circle with a 30 degree (pi/6) gap from completion (...
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### Rotation Matrix for a Stress Tensor Matrix

In my engineering mechanics course, I came across the following rotation matrix, for a stress tensor, for a counter-clockwise rotation. However, this is completely different, actually a transpose of ...
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### What would happen if we applied a stress greater than the yield stress to a rigid-perfectly plastic material?

Say we had a material that was rigid perfectly plastic, with a stress-strain characteristic as shown: Say that we are drawing this material through two dies, something like this: What would happen ...
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### Should the stiffness of this cantilever beam be different for these two conditions?

So, I was just doing some Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to figure out what would be the effect on the stiffness of a cantilever beam if another beam is attached to it on its free end. Below shows the ...
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### Is it possible to calculate the strains applied by a force on a molecule? [closed]

This question was originally in the Physics site, but the moderator believed it was better suited for this site. Hence, I am following the advice. Is it feasible to obtain the modulus of elasticity ...
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### How they derive The Green strain tensor?

in this paper they give the deformation tensor and the green lagrange tensor without explanation i have some difficulties with tensor calculus ,Especially dyadic product can some one explain it in ...
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### Yield properties of plastic material

What is meant by yield of isotropic plastic material? How is yield of Isotropic plastic material different from the term normal yield which is referred as transition from elastic behaviour to plastic....
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### How can I describe cold work and atomic structure?

A copper wire (42 cm x 0.25 cm diameter) twisted to failure did not change its dimensions significantly. How can I visualize or quantify the cold work done (tensile at the exterior, compressive in the ...
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### Deformation and stress in moment of hit (Ansys)

This how task goes: i need to find deformation and stress of piston in moment of hit between piston and tool (tool is stationary). Velocity of a piston is (5-7 m/s) and forces are in picture below. I ...
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### what is issue with my room brick wall? How can i solve it?

I have seen a sort disformation on wall of my room I have attached snapshot of both inside view(from inside room) and out side view(that is out of room) inside view is below out side view is below
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### what is the range of the measurable relative elasticity with a commonly used strain gauge

I'm looking for a data that what is the typical application range for a common uni directional strain gauge like used in weight scales? I've read about around 200 ppm in a research gate article, can ...
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### Why torsional warping does not occur for shafts with circular symmetry?

When we twist a shaft/beam/rod, shearing stresses are produced. The angle by which the end of the shaft rotates can be found as: $$\theta ={\frac {TL}{GJ}}$$ where $T$ is torque, $L$ ...
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### Why is tensorial shear strain half of engineering shear strain?

Small deformation shear strain $\gamma$ in engineering can be expressed as $$\gamma_{xy}=\alpha +\beta ={\frac {\partial u_{y}}{\partial x}}+{\frac {\partial u_{x}}{\partial y}}$$ where $u$ ...
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### Calculate Rolling Resistance Experimentally

I am trying to calculate the exact rolling resistance ($F_{rr}$) of my car. The approach I am going with is a coastdown test at a low speed so no drag slows down the car. From there I am going to ...
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### Displacement of Gaussian point after structure simulation

When we did the simulation, we would get deformation and got each nodes displacement. In physics, it shows the trajectory of a system of particles of the objects. Is it the same as the displacement ...
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### Understanding plastic deformation

Is understanding tensors a prerequisite for understanding plastic deformation (metal forming) equations, plane stress, plane strain conditions, etc..? If so which book should I use to understand ... 11 views

### What degree of open span/narrow support can rigid PIR thermal insulating foam sustain under the short term load of setting concrete?

I've found data related to the deformation and shear performance of typical PIR (polyisocyanurate) foams such as Celotex/Kingspan, but I'm not sure how to use these figures in my own situation. I am ...
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### Deflection of a stack of disks under applied force/pressure

I'm trying to calculate the deflection of a stack of metallic disks, when subjected to a force. In the case of the figure below, representing a valve for a shock absorber, the force is due to a ...
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### Springback after a plastic deformation

Before the yield point, the deformation is elastic, and then it is plastic. But what happens to the elastic 'part' of strain after the load is removed? Is it retracted fully or partly, and how does ...
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### deformation / bending problem with anodized aluminium panels

I recently had a machine shop machine some aluminium panels (3mm thickness) which I then sent to an anodizing shop where the panels were bead blasted and anodized. When they came back they were ...
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### Beam deformation under trapezoidal load

Can somebody help me find the equation for the deformation of a simply supported beam under trapezoidal load (with intensity Q1 and Q2, at starting point X1 and end point X2)? I am trying to find it ...
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### How to calculate a global strain from a field disitribution

For an arbitrary articulated structure subject to non-affine (non homogeneous) deformations, the components of the strain tensor are defined locally. Is there a way to calculate a numerical strain ...
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### Behavior of materials on application of tension

Does a test body subjected to a strain that causes plastic deformation still have elastic recovery?
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### Increasing the stiffnes of a structure by adding stiffener, but at the same time reducing main surface thickness

Let's say I'm designing a table surface which has to be stiff, rigid, but at the same time, not too heavy. It is rectangular in shape and ratio of length:width is quite large. It is only supported on ...
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### Computing strain in beams

I am studying this problem: The rigid bar ABC shown in Fig. P-212 is hinged at A and supported by a steel rod at B. Determine the largest load P that can be applied at C if the stress in the ...
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### Is there an standard description for deformation at each point on a body?

I'm trying to come up with a way to describe deformation on a body at each point on that body. My problem can be expressed and solved in two dimensions. Given two triangles, one being the initial ...
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### Possibility of buckling in non-slender member?

The above diagram is misleading. In reality, both the length and thickness are equal to 8mm. As this is from a past paper (one notorious for awkward questions), I'm not sure if it's a typo (an 8m ...
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### Can I inject plastic in a RTV mould?

Can I inject plastic in a RTV mould? Will the interior of the mould get deformed by pressure?
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### Difference between 'plastic yielding' , 'plastic yield strength', plastic strength' and 'plastic stress'?

I am going through a literature where these terms are regularly used and I am confused are they different and if yes then what does each term mean? I also want to know relation of plastic strength of ...
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### Finding initial length of a bended plastic sheet (Bend Allowance)

I have a 1.5 mm thick plastic sheet part which hast to be bent at a joint 0.3 mm thick by ~ 10 Deg. I know (found from design drawing) compressed and stretched lengths of the joint. How can I find the ...
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### Solid mechanics: Deflection of a rectangular elastic membrane

I am trying to solve for the deflection $w$ of a rectangular membrane with tension $T$ acting on two opposite edges. These two edges are fixed i.e. $w = 0$. The other two opposite edges are free. The ...
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### Deformation gradient, strain tensor from cylindrical coordinates

I do not have any engineering background but I am studying some mathematics to try and understand and solve this problem. I have a mesh (M1) in cylindrical coordinates and this deforms into a mesh (M2)...