Monthly Archives: February 2016

Working with gap elements

To demonstrate FEMAP Gap Contact feature of Nonlinear Static Analysis a cantilever beam is used. One end is fixed and the other will be loaded with a force normal to the axis. The gap is small enough and during the deformation it … Continue reading

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Large deformations non linear analysis

FEMAP can support large deformation non linear calculations. To the right side of this post is a result animation of two beams subjected to moment perpendicular to the neutral axis. This is an exercise presented in the software manual (Large … Continue reading

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Ship side shell buckling check

A finite element linear static and buckling check has been done on a ship side shell. FEMAP software was used for modeling, analyzing and post processing. The von Mises Stress results are presented in the picture to the left. First … Continue reading

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Barge main deck FEA

The left displayed picture presents the von Mises stress in a barge main deck. To obtain the results a static analysis was performed using FEMAP software. The loads are induced by a truck crane seafastened onto the ship. Dynamic amplification factors … Continue reading

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