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WORKSHOP 10

Comparison of
RBE2 vs. RBE3

100 lb

Objectives
■ Demonstrate the difference between two rigid body
elements.
■ Run a linear static analysis.
■ Create a deformation plot of the model.
■ Review the results.

MSC.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook

10-1

10-2

MSC.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook

the rigid element is an RBE2 (true rigid element). Area of each plate: 100 sq. Figure 10.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs. 46 25 20 100lb 41 15 10” 36 [15.0.1 displays the schematic of two identical plates.Schematic of two identical plates. the rigid element is an RBE3 (interpolation element).0] [0. The load will be distributed to the plates using rigid elements.5.0] 10 31 5 26 [20.1 -Plate Properties. Figure 10.3 Applied Force: 100 lb Plate Thickness: 0.1 . In the first part of this exercise. Table 10. One edge of each plate is fixed while a total load of 100 lbs is applied horizontally at the node between the two plates. in.0. Youngs Modulus: 10E+06 psi Poisson Ratio: 0. RBE3 Model Description: The figure below shows two identical plates.1 below displays all the necessary properties of the model. In the second part.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-3 .2 in MSC.0] 10” Table 10.

MSC. ■ 10-4 Review the results. ■ Apply concentrated force of 100 lbs (FORCE) at +x direction.Suggested Exercise Steps ■ Explicitly generate a finite element representation of the plate models (i. (Note: Mesh w/ global edge length of 2. ■ Define RBE2 as interface. ■ Apply the fixed boundary constraints (SPC 1) at two extreme (left and right) edges.5) ■ Define load application point (GRID 1000 located at [15. the nodes (GRID) and element connectivities (QUAD4)). ■ Generate an input file and submit it to the MSC..Nastran solver for linear static analysis.e.0]). ■ Prepare the model for a linear static analysis (SOL 101).5.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook . ■ Define material (MAT 1) and element (PSHELL) properties.

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Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook 6 7 8 9 10 .BEGIN BULK 1 2 3 4 5 ENDDATA 10-6 MSC.

WORKSHOP 10 1 2 RBE2 vs. RBE3 3 4 5 6 7 MSC.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 8 9 10-7 10 .

1 2 3 4 5 ENDDATA 10-8 MSC.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook 6 7 8 9 10 .

5 0. 0.5 0. GRID 20 10. GRID 3 5.5 2. 2. 0. GRID 32 22. GRID 9 7.5 10. GRID 7 2. 0. GRID 15 10.5 0. 10.5 0. 0. 0.5 0. GRID 17 2. 10. 2.5 0.5 0. GRID 26 20.5 10. 0. GRID 8 5. GRID 49 27. GRID 19 7. GRID 23 5. 0. GRID 36 20.5 0.+7 . 0. 5. GRID 22 2. GRID 12 2. GRID 47 22.5 10. GRID 45 30. GRID 46 20. GRID 18 5. GRID 50 30. 0. GRID 28 25. 0.5 2.5 0. 5. 0. 0. GRID 25 10. GRID 21 0. 10.5 0. 0.5 0.5 0.5 7.5 0.5 2.5 0.5 0. GRID 16 0. 0. 0.5 0. 0. GRID 11 0. GRID 35 30.5 0.5 2.5 0. 10. 2. 0. 0. 0. GRID 34 27. 0.5 5. 10. GRID 43 25. GRID 38 25. 0. GRID 33 25.5 5. GRID 4 7. GRID 41 20. 0.5 0.5 7.5 0. GRID 14 7. 10-10 15 20 25 + MSC.3 \$ RBE2 33 1000 123456 5 10 + A 26 31 36 41 46 \$ GRID 1 0. 0.5 7. GRID 44 27. 5. GRID 13 5. GRID 30 30. 5.5 0. 0. 7. 7. GRID 39 27.5 7. 2. 2. 0. GRID 31 20.5 5. 0. GRID 27 22. 5.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook A . 10.5 0. GRID 24 7. GRID 48 25. GRID 6 0. 7. GRID 40 30. 0. GRID 5 10. 0.5 10. 0. 7.\$ MAT1 1 1. 0. 0.5 0. GRID 37 22. 0. 0.5 0. 0. GRID 29 27. GRID 42 22.5 5. 0. 7. GRID 10 10. 5. GRID 2 2. 2. 0. 7.

30 + B MSC. \$ ENDDATA 16 21 0. 1. \$ SPC1 1 123456 1 6 11 + B 35 40 45 50 \$ FORCE 1 1000 0 100. 5.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-11 . 0. RBE3 GRID 1000 15. 0.

90 -1.90 1.02 2.2 .Figure 10.03 2.42e5 0 36 11.42e5 0 46 7.42e5 0 41 11.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook .27 -2. The nodal results read from the F06 are as follows: MPC Forces 10-12 Displacement Node T1 T2 T1 T2 25 7.42e5 0 10 11.02 2.42e5 0 MSC.03 2.42e5 0 26 7.27 2.42e5 0 31 11.27 -2.03 2.42e5 0 15 11.90 1.42e5 0 5 7.03 2.27 2.Deformed plot for Case 1.90 -1.02 2.66 0 2.42e5 0 20 11.02 2.66 0 2.

0. 0. GRID 22 2.5 7. GRID 9 7.5 5.5 2. GRID 42 22. 10-14 10 + MSC. GRID 32 22. GRID 46 20. 0.+7 . 0. 0. 7. GRID 25 10.5 0. GRID 4 7. GRID 17 2. GRID 34 27. 5.5 0. 0. 2.5 5. 5.5 0. GRID 13 5. 0. GRID 43 25. GRID 44 27. 0. GRID 28 25. 0. GRID 12 2. GRID 49 27. 0. GRID 27 22.5 0. 0. GRID 40 30. 0. GRID 7 2. 2.5 2. 5.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook A . GRID 26 20. 0. 0. GRID 23 5. GRID 36 20.5 0. GRID 29 27.3 \$ RBE3 33 1000 123456 1. 2. 0.5 0. 0. GRID 5 10. 10. 10. GRID 41 20.5 7. GRID 30 30. 0. GRID 33 25. 123456 5 + A 15 20 25 26 31 36 41 46 \$ GRID 1 0. GRID 2 2. 0.5 10.5 0.5 5. 0. 0. 5. 0. 0.5 0. GRID 18 5. GRID 38 25. 10. 0. GRID 14 7. 7.5 0. GRID 10 10. 7. 0.5 0. 2.5 0. GRID 37 22. 10.5 0. 2. 7. 0. GRID 16 0. 10. GRID 45 30. 7.5 0. 0. 0.5 10. GRID 3 5. 0.5 0.\$ MAT1 1 1. 10. GRID 39 27. 0. GRID 48 25. 5.5 0.5 7.5 5. 0.5 0.5 0. GRID 6 0.5 0. GRID 8 5. 7. GRID 15 10. GRID 24 7.5 2. GRID 21 0. GRID 35 30. 2.5 10.5 7.5 0. GRID 20 10. 0. GRID 31 20. GRID 50 30.5 0.5 2. 0. GRID 47 22. 0.5 0. GRID 11 0. 0. GRID 19 7. 0. 5. 0.5 0.5 10.5 0.5 0.

\$ SPC1 1 123456 1 6 11 + B 35 40 45 50 \$ FORCE 1 1000 0 100.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-15 . 0. 1. 5. \$ ENDDATA 16 21 0.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs. 0. 30 + B MSC. RBE3 GRID 1000 15.

23e-5 8.17e-5 0 10 10 0 2.3 .11e-6 MSC.14e-6 26 10 0 3.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook .Figure 10.23e-5 4.23e-5 8.23e-5 -8.14e-5 15 10 0 2.11e-6 46 10 0 3.23e-5 4.14e-6 5 10 0 3.11e-6 41 10 0 2.Deformed plot for Case 2.17e-5 0 31 10 0 2.11e-6 20 10 0 2.23e-5 -4.23e-5 -8.23e-5 -4.14e-5 36 10 0 2. The nodal results read from the F06 are as follows: MPC Forces 10-16 Displacement Node T1 T2 T1 T2 25 10 0 3.