Bracket — Structural Mechanics Tutorials

Application ID: 10314

The bracket models are used as an introduction to structural mechanics modeling with the Structural Mechanics Module.

The following features are introduced:

  • The fundamentals: static linear analysis
  • Parametric study
  • Including initial strain
  • Modeling thermal expansion
  • Adding a rigid connector
  • Adding spring conditions
  • Modeling with the Shell interface
  • Transient analysis
  • Eigenfrequency analysis
  • Prestressed eigenfrequency analysis
  • Frequency response analysis
  • Prestressed frequency response analysis
  • Dynamic response to nonharmonic periodic excitation
  • Inertia relief analysis
  • A geometric nonlinear problem: linear buckling modeling
  • Modeling contact problems
  • Analyzing prestressed bolts with contact
  • Presenting results from shell element analyses in 3D

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: