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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.

PROB10 __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ CEND __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ MSC. RBE3 ID SEMINAR.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-5 .

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 .

The result should be similar to the output below.Nastran input file: Prob10a.Nastran Users: MSC.dat SOL 101 CEND ECHO = NONE SUBCASE 1 SPC = 1 LOAD = 1 DISPLACEMENT=ALL SPCFORCES=ALL MPCFORCE=ALL BEGIN BULK PARAM POST -1 $ PSHELL 1 1 .Nastran users can generate an input file using the data from Table 10a. MSC.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs. 1. RBE3 ■ Generating an input file for MSC.2 1 $ CQUAD4 1 1 1 2 CQUAD4 2 1 2 3 CQUAD4 3 1 3 4 CQUAD4 4 1 4 5 CQUAD4 5 1 6 7 CQUAD4 6 1 7 8 CQUAD4 7 1 8 9 CQUAD4 8 1 9 10 CQUAD4 9 1 11 12 CQUAD4 10 1 12 13 CQUAD4 11 1 13 14 CQUAD4 12 1 14 15 CQUAD4 13 1 16 17 CQUAD4 14 1 17 18 CQUAD4 15 1 18 19 CQUAD4 16 1 19 20 CQUAD4 17 1 26 27 CQUAD4 18 1 27 28 CQUAD4 19 1 28 29 CQUAD4 20 1 29 30 CQUAD4 21 1 31 32 CQUAD4 22 1 32 33 CQUAD4 23 1 33 34 CQUAD4 24 1 34 35 CQUAD4 25 1 36 37 CQUAD4 26 1 37 38 CQUAD4 27 1 38 39 CQUAD4 28 1 39 40 CQUAD4 29 1 41 42 CQUAD4 30 1 42 43 CQUAD4 31 1 43 44 CQUAD4 32 1 44 45 1 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 47 48 49 50 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 MSC.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-9 .

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.

2. The result should be similar to the output below.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs.2 1 $ CQUAD4 1 1 1 2 CQUAD4 2 1 2 3 CQUAD4 3 1 3 4 CQUAD4 4 1 4 5 CQUAD4 5 1 6 7 CQUAD4 6 1 7 8 CQUAD4 7 1 8 9 CQUAD4 8 1 9 10 CQUAD4 9 1 11 12 CQUAD4 10 1 12 13 CQUAD4 11 1 13 14 CQUAD4 12 1 14 15 CQUAD4 13 1 16 17 CQUAD4 14 1 17 18 CQUAD4 15 1 18 19 CQUAD4 16 1 19 20 CQUAD4 17 1 26 27 CQUAD4 18 1 27 28 CQUAD4 19 1 28 29 CQUAD4 20 1 29 30 CQUAD4 21 1 31 32 CQUAD4 22 1 32 33 CQUAD4 23 1 33 34 CQUAD4 24 1 34 35 CQUAD4 25 1 36 37 CQUAD4 26 1 37 38 CQUAD4 27 1 38 39 CQUAD4 28 1 39 40 CQUAD4 29 1 41 42 CQUAD4 30 1 42 43 CQUAD4 31 1 43 44 CQUAD4 32 1 44 45 1 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 47 48 49 50 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 MSC.dat SOL 101 CEND ECHO = NONE SPC = 1 LOAD = 1 DISPLACEMENT=ALL SPCFORCES=ALL MPCFORCE=ALL BEGIN BULK PARAM POST -1 $ PSHELL 1 1 . MSC. RBE3 ■ Replace the RBE2 w/ RBE3 using coefficient of 1 for all Independent nodes. MSC.Nastran input file: 10b.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-13 .Nastran users can generate an input file using the data from Table 10b.

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.

dat SOL 101 CEND ECHO = NONE SPC = 1 LOAD = 1 DISPLACEMENT=ALL SPCFORCES=ALL MPCFORCE=ALL BEGIN BULK PARAM POST -1 $ PSHELL 1 1 .Nastran input file: 10c. 36 MSC. 25. 46 2 10. Coefficient Node ID 1 5.Nastran users can generate an input file using the data from Table 10c. The result should be similar to the output below. 26. 41 3 15. MSC. 20.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs. RBE3 ■ Modify the RBE3 and using the following coefficient.2 1 $ CQUAD4 1 1 1 2 CQUAD4 2 1 2 3 CQUAD4 3 1 3 4 CQUAD4 4 1 4 5 CQUAD4 5 1 6 7 CQUAD4 6 1 7 8 CQUAD4 7 1 8 9 CQUAD4 8 1 9 10 CQUAD4 9 1 11 12 CQUAD4 10 1 12 13 CQUAD4 11 1 13 14 CQUAD4 12 1 14 15 CQUAD4 13 1 16 17 CQUAD4 14 1 17 18 CQUAD4 15 1 18 19 CQUAD4 16 1 19 20 CQUAD4 17 1 26 27 CQUAD4 18 1 27 28 CQUAD4 19 1 28 29 CQUAD4 20 1 29 30 CQUAD4 21 1 31 32 CQUAD4 22 1 32 33 CQUAD4 23 1 33 34 1 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 MSC.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-17 . 3. 31.

GRID 22 2. 0. 0. 5. 5. 0. GRID 19 7. GRID 30 30. GRID 13 5.5 5. 10.5 0. GRID 29 27. 123456 + B + B5 25 26 46 $ GRID 1 0. GRID 20 10. GRID 34 27.5 0. GRID 32 22. GRID 27 22.5 0. GRID 18 5. GRID 6 0. 0.5 0. GRID 24 7. 0.5 2. 123456 10 20 31 41 1. 5.5 7. GRID 26 20.5 0.5 0.5 0. 0. 0.5 0.5 0.5 0. GRID 8 5.5 5. 0. 5. GRID 21 0. 7. GRID 23 5. 2.5 0. 0. GRID 16 0. 0. 0. 0. GRID 36 20. GRID 33 25. 0. 0. 5. GRID 28 25. 0. GRID 35 30.5 0.5 0. 2.5 10. 5. 2. 123456 15 36 + A + A 2. GRID 38 25. 0. 0.CQUAD4 24 1 34 35 40 39 CQUAD4 25 1 36 37 42 41 CQUAD4 26 1 37 38 43 42 CQUAD4 27 1 38 39 44 43 CQUAD4 28 1 39 40 45 44 CQUAD4 29 1 41 42 47 46 CQUAD4 30 1 42 43 48 47 CQUAD4 31 1 43 44 49 48 CQUAD4 32 1 44 45 50 49 $ MAT1 1 1.3 $ RBE3 33 1000 123456 3. GRID 15 10. GRID 37 22.5 0. GRID 9 7.+7 . GRID 25 10. GRID 14 7. GRID 3 5. 0. 10-18 MSC. 0. GRID 11 0.5 2.5 0. 10.5 5. GRID 39 27. 0. 0. GRID 12 2. 0.5 0. GRID 7 2. 2. 0.5 7. 2. 7. 10. GRID 10 10.5 0.5 2. GRID 40 30. 7.5 0. GRID 2 2. 0. 0. 0.5 5. 2.5 10.5 2. GRID 17 2. GRID 4 7.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook . 0. 0. 0. GRID 31 20. 0. 0.5 0. GRID 5 10.

GRID 49 27. 0. GRID 44 27.5 GRID 45 30. 10. 10. 0. 1. RBE3 GRID 41 20. 0. GRID 1000 15. 0. 0. GRID 46 20.5 GRID 48 25. GRID 47 22.5 7. 0.5 7. MSC.5 GRID 50 30. 0. GRID 42 22.5 10.Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-19 . 6 11 16 21 0. 0. 10. 0. 10. 0. 0. 5.5 7. 0.5 GRID 43 25.5 7. 30 + C 50 100.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs. $ SPC1 1 123456 1 + C 35 40 45 $ FORCE 1 1000 0 $ ENDDATA 7.

55 0 2.11 0 2.31e-5 -2.11 0 2.55 0 2.55 0 2.67 0 2.17e-6 15 16.38e-5 1.4 .38e-5 -1.55 0 2.78e-5 0 31 11.Figure 10.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook .Deformed plot for Case 3.95e-6 MSC.95e-6 41 11.95e-6 20 11.38e-5 -1.31e-5 -2.11 0 2.78e-5 0 10 11.38e-5 1.17e-6 26 5.31e-5 2.95e-6 46 5.31e-5 2.11 0 2.17e-6 5 5.17e-6 36 16. The nodal results read from the F06 are as follows: MPC Forces 10-20 Displacement Node T1 T2 T1 T2 25 5.67 0 2.

2.op2 results file into MSC. RBE3 1. that is importing the prob2a. Translational Plot Type Vector Plot Plot Display/Results. return to the Analysis form and proceed as follows: ◆ Analysis Action: Read Output2 Object: Result Entities Method Translate Select Results File.1 Displacements. Select Results File prob10. MSC.Nastran Users have finished this exercise. ■ Show Result Values Apply To reset the graphics.Patran. click on this icon: Reset Graphics You can go back and select any Results Case. MSC. MSC..Patran Users should proceed to the next step. ◆ Results Form Type: Select Results Cases Advanced 1. Fringe Results or Deformation Results you are interested in... Vectors. Proceed with the Reverse Translation process..Nastran 105 Exercise Workbook 10-21 ..op2 OK Apply When the translation is complete bring up the Results form..1-Default. Static Subcase Get Results Select Result 2.WORKSHOP 10 RBE2 vs. To do this.

Quit MSC. 10-22 MSC.Nastran 105 Excercise Workbook .Patran when you are finished with this exercise.