## Deflection of a Bracket

## Deflection of a Bracket

In this example a three dimensional model of a solid bracket with a cylindrical hole is subjected to an external load. The vertical side of the bracket is fixed to a wall (thus zero displacement boundary conditions are applied there), while the outer end of the bracket is loaded with a force of 104 Pa in the negative …

## Deformation of a Spanner

## Deformation of a Spanner

Tutorial example of calculating deformation and deflection in a spanner where the geometry is given in and imported from a STL CAD file. This model is available as an automated tutorial by selecting Model Examples and Tutorials… > Structural Mechanics > Deformation of a Spanner from the File menu, and also …

## Stress Analysis of a Thick Plate

## Stress Analysis of a Thick Plate

This is a benchmark and validation model for linear elasticity where an elliptical thick plate with a hole is subjected to a uniform pressure load of 106 MPa [1]. The outer surface is assumed to be constrained from expansion, in addition to the center line which is fixed in the z-direction. Symmetry is also utilized so …

## Vibration Modes of a Hollow Cylinder

## Vibration Modes of a Hollow Cylinder

This model studies the vibration modes of a free and hollow cylinder using an axisymmetric approximation. No loads or constrains are applied as the free modes are sought. The cylinder is 10 m long, has a center diameter of 2 m, and is 0.4 m thick. Moreover, the material of the cylinder is considered to be steel with E …

## Topology Optimization

## Topology Optimization

This is an advanced model example showing how topology optimization can be implemented and modeled with FEATool. The model has been developed and kindly shared to us by Prof. Shintaro Yamasaki at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Osaka University [1]. In contrast to standard simulations where the domain and …