Stress analysis is a very important task for engineers in civil, mechanical, aerospace and many other subjects. Although it is called stress analysis, it looks for both stress and strain over the structure so that to determine the condition of a structure under external loads.
Stress analysis can be performed through different ways, for example, experimental testing, analytical solution or computational simulation, experimental testing, or a combination of methods or a combination of the methods.
In this lesson, we will perform stress analysis on a bike crank to obtain the strain and stress distribution on it and assess the bike crank design. Try different material assignments, loads, and boundary conditions. Use your engineering judgment to determine if the results are as expected.