Preparing for Analysis: Perform a Static Analysis

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This article builds on top of Preparing for Analysis: Boundary Conditions and teaches you how to perform a Static Analysis in nTop Platform.

1. Run a Static Analysis

  • Add a Static Analysis block
  • Insert the FE Model into the Model input
  • Add the Force BC to the BC List input (the error appears because the model needs to be restrained for the simulation to run)
  • Press the '+' in the BC List to add another input
  • Insert the Restraint BC into the new input slot

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2. Reading the Results

Once you run an analysis, a Heads Up Display (HUD) will appear showing the results. The HUD allows you to toggle through several different types of results and allows you to edit the upper and lower bounds of each. 

Displacement

The Displacement results show you how much your model moves under the given boundary conditions. You can see a scaled version of the displacement by clicking the Displacement checkmark and sliding the Scale Factor up. You can view either the Total or Directional displacement by changing the second combo box from the top of the HUD. 

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Strain

With the Strain option, you can view the Principal Strain for Min, Mid, and Max, or the Strain of Components. 

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Stress

With Stress, you can view the Von Mises Stress, the Principle Stress, or the Components Stress. 

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Reaction Forces

With Reaction Forces, you can see the Total or Directional forces within the model. 

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