Large Deformation Analysis of a Beam

Application ID: 204

This example studies the deflection of a cantilever beam undergoing very large deflections. The beam is modeled using both the Solid Mechanics interface and the Beam interface. The results are compared with each other and with a benchmark solution from NAFEMS. In addition, a linear buckling analysis is performed and the critical load obtained from this study is compared with Euler's critical load.

The model comes from Section 5.2 of NAFEMS Background to Finite Element Analysis of Geometric Non-linearity Benchmarks.

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