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tony.ridley
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Deflected Shape of Structure

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01-26-2012 02:24 PM

Mr Robot...........

 

Is there a way to graphically show structural deformation as components of x, y, and z movement?  See sketch below.

 

Thanks

 

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rcadzior
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Re: Deflected Shape of Structure

01-26-2012 04:18 PM in reply to: tony.ridley

Great question !

 

Each FEM-program should be able to display the X,Y,Z-components of displacement, especially if someone calculates

structures like yours ...:smileyvery-happy:


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Artur.Kosakowski
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Re: Deflected Shape of Structure

01-27-2012 01:24 AM in reply to: tony.ridley

Tony,

 

I assume that you mean the description of the deformation rather than its 'shape'? The 'shape' for a 3d model would be rather difficult to imagine (or at least very confusing when looked at) unless shown in form of the map instead.



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tony.ridley
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Re: Deflected Shape of Structure

01-29-2012 01:13 PM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

Yes, I mean a description.

 

For example, Microstran gives output as such, which is much more useful IMO.

 

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Artur.Kosakowski
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Re: Deflected Shape of Structure

01-30-2012 12:09 AM in reply to: tony.ridley

I agree that in some cases you may be actuallly interested to see selected (most likely the vertical)  component of the total displacement however if that's to be the only way to see the values I would complain having a frame rotated by e.g. 45 deg about the global Z (vertical) axis and being interested in the horizontal displacements :smileyhappy: 

 

Your suggestion will be treated as the development request for the alternative way of displaying the descriptions for the deformation diagram. Thank you for your remarks and explanations.



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tony.ridley
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Re: Deflected Shape of Structure

01-30-2012 05:18 PM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

hmmmm OK.....

 

You KNOW you want it to be in the next service pack though don't you :smileylol:

 

Cheers,

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