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Problem 3-11

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Field Output reported at nodes for part: TRUSS-1 %Steel
Node

RF.RF1

RF.RF2

U.U1

U.U2

Label

@Loc 1

@Loc 1

@Loc 1

@Loc 1

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290.000E-30

1.E+03

3 -290.000E-30
4

-1.E+03

-0.

-0.

0.

0. -1.00000E-33 -9.75320E-03
0.
1.E+03

0. -13.2015E-03
1.00000E-33 -1.00000E-33

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Field Output Report, written Thu Oct 18 16:37:52 2012


The first material, Steel, had a deflection of 9.7532e-03 inches downwards under stress. We will now use Carbon
Fiber as our new material. All data is tabulated below in table 1.
Youngs Modulus (KSI)
29E6
65.3e6

Steel
Silicon Carbide

Density (g/cm^3)
7.8
3.21

We also had to increase the cross sectional area by the ratio of their densities because density and cross-sectional
areas are inversely proportional. After Updating the Full Section, Half Section, and the Youngs Modulus for the
Silicon Carbide, we submitted the results again to get the following rpt output.
Node

U.U1
Label

U.U2

@Loc 1

@Loc 1 %Silicon Carbide

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-0.

0.

2 -1.00000E-33 -4.01381E-03
3

0. -5.42704E-03

1.00000E-33 -1.00000E-33

Just like we anticipated, the deflection decrease by almost half due to the increase in stiffness. The new deflection
is 5.427e-3 downwards.

Problem 3-11