Problem Specification

Created by Keith Alexander Works, last modified by Zach Michael Brothers on Feb 18, 2020

Problem Specification

Created using Ansys 2019 R2

Consider the rat femur shown in the figure below. The geometry was obtained using a CT scan. The femur is loaded in a 3-point bending configuration with a displacement of 0.3 mm. The distance between the supports is 15 mm. The femur is hollow, with an average outer radius of 1.9 mm and a thickness of 0.7 mm. Additionally, assume the femur has a Young's Modulus of 5 GPa and a Poisson ratio of 0.4. Using Ansys, calculate the following:

1. Total deformation along the femur

2. Reaction force at the supports

3. Stresses and strains along the femur

The geometry of the Rat Femur is an STL file (rf_trial_low.stl). Download the file here.