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Uniform Compression of a Block - Bulk Modulus

Hi

I am trying to validate a bulk modulus calculation on a simple cube of a linear solid. I apply a uniform force per area on all six sides of the cube (all in compression). But I cannot get the model to solve, it keeps failing because the relative error is greater than the relative tolerance. Any ideas?

I'm sure this is some simple thing I am overlooking.

Thanks
Chris

1 Reply Last Post Mar 7, 2013, 10:44 AM EST
Nagi Elabbasi Certified Consultant
Posted: 5 years ago Mar 7, 2013, 10:44 AM EST
If you are doing a stationary analysis you need sufficient boundary conditions to make the model stable. For your case you can model one eighth of the cube and apply symmetry boundary conditions on the 3 cut faces.

Nagi Elabbasi
Veryst Engineering
If you are doing a stationary analysis you need sufficient boundary conditions to make the model stable. For your case you can model one eighth of the cube and apply symmetry boundary conditions on the 3 cut faces. Nagi Elabbasi Veryst Engineering

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