Numerical Results — Lesson 7

After running the simulation, we should get these results:

Total Deformation

The total deformation is greatest at the top of the truss, and has a magnitude of 0.28 mm.

Equivalent Stress

The greatest stress occurs in the flexure mounts with a magnitude of 30 MPa.

Directional Deformation

The directional deformation is shown to range from -0.04 mm to +0.04 mm.

Joint Probes

Each joint probe shows the magnitude and direction of the force at each probe. The results show that there's a range from 200 N to a whopping 1500 N. Fortunately, the 1500 N force is in the center and the flexure mount forces have a value around 400 N.s