Stress Analysis of a Thick Plate

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Model Data

Type: structural mechanics

Physics Modes: solid stress strain

Keywords: linear elasticity validation

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 that only a quarter of the geometry is modeled.

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Reference

[1] Davies G, Fenner RT, Lewis RW. NAFEMS Background To Benchmarks, LE10 Thick plate - normal pressure, 1992.