Computational Solid Mechanics

1. Benchmarks

1.1. Turek-Hron


Benchmark on the deformation of an elastic structure, initially proposed by by Turek and Hron.

1.2. Solenoid



1.3. NAFEMS-le1




1.4. NAFEMS-le10



2. Cases

2.1. Torsion Bar

Torsion bar

We simulate the torsion of a beam generated by a circular motion at one extremities and fixed to the other side.

2.2. Rotating Winch

Rotating winch

Simulate the rotation around the center of one of the holes in a winch.

2.3. Bracing with ribs

Barcing with Ribs

Ribs have a stiffening effect. Plates are supplied with different ribs.

2.4. Suspension mechanics


Examine the displacement of wishbones by the effect of a sinusoidal excitation.

2.5. Sensor


Force measurement basics with strain gauges.

2.6. Effect of sheet rounding

Effect of sheet rounding

The 10 mm thick steel gusset plate shown has four identical embossed bolt holes. The inside perimeters of the two lower holes are completely fixed against displacement. The bolt load acting downward on the upper holes bears on the lower hal fon the inside edge of the hole. Determine the deformation and stress of the gusset plate. Check the effect of the rounding.

2.7. T-Beam


Tee Section, also known as T beam or T bar, is a structural beam with a “T” shaped cross section. Tee section is generally made of plain carbon steel. Manufacturing methods of “T” sections are hot rolling, extrusion and plate welding. T bars are often used for general fabrication.

2.8. Vierendeel Truss

Vierendeel Truss

A Vierendeel truss is a lightweight deep beam or girder structural concept. The goal of this exercise is to determine the deformation and stress state of the aluminium Vierendeel truss shown below, in particular the maximum stress around the lightening holes.

2.9. Pendulum 2D

Pendulum 2D

2D Pendulum oscillating, using Hyper-Elasticity equation.

2.10. Spring


Simulate the stretching of a spring using linear elasticity.