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Aug
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asked FEM Solution desired for “Plate with orifice” deflection: Application of Boundary Conditions and use of Regions
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Jul
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accepted Potential flow over cylinder with FEM: Pressure field is flipped
Jul
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comment Potential flow over cylinder with FEM: Pressure field is flipped
Is there some way I could choose the range of data represented by the PlotLegend? Thank you for your answer; I'll try this very soon.
Jul
29
comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
@user21 You make a good point. I'll try this with MeshOrder
Jul
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comment Potential flow over cylinder with FEM: Pressure field is flipped
@marcob yikes my mistake. The code I commented out may be treated as "old version". Sorry about that.
Jul
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asked Potential flow over cylinder with FEM: Pressure field is flipped
Jul
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Jul
10
comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
Yes, I just realized that. Now I am on the hunt for a generalized Hookes law that describes a cantilever with transverse load (original mma example). Would you mind putting the final statement in your answer "The results are unchanged from those produced by the code in the question but differ from that of the test case, because the differential equations are different." in bold? This is vital. I was under the impression that the plane stress operator in full would still solve the linear deflection situation while it solves only the transverse load condition.
Jul
10
accepted Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
Jul
10
comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
I suppose I am unable to understand what the x and y directions are. Is x along the thickness of this bar element and y along its span? If so, should the load be an +xload? (of course the difference between - and + loads would be the sign of the deflection alone)
Jul
9
comment How to solve heat equation with Robin type conditions with NDSolve?
Are you sure of your boundary conditions? This example has Robin boundary conditions. (it is a link to a pdf file)
Jul
9
comment Displaying a matrix with integral entries
What I have noticed is m.n would "work" to produce a meaningful result for matrices m and n but m//MatrixForm . n//MatrixForm does not compute. This would seem to be not explicit in the documentation?
Jul
9
comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
@bbgodfrey yes. But in a purely axial load setting, there will be deflection only in axial x direction (u here)
Jul
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revised Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
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Jul
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revised Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
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Jul
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comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
@bbgodfrey But with inactive, the operators do execute. I still do get an interpolating function result. The real question for me is to understand why the example problem in the mma documentation uses inactive if it is of no use for this situation. I'll clean up the code like you say.
Jul
9
comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
@bbgodfrey I have not used the Dirichlet condition gamma although I could have. I'm not sure about the "inactive", I forget what it does. Yes a rectangular mesh works better but I want to compare rect to tri :)
Jul
9
comment Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)
@bbgodfrey The transverse direction, although included should not affect the results. The object here is that the plane stress operator could be used for this example. If you look at modern FEM software, this axial problem includes transverse direction but only an axial load. The question here is how to model the axial load in terms of Neumann or other values mma understands.
Jul
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asked Specifying NeumannValue for Axial load instead of transverse load (Plane Stress situation)