peteroznewman
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I suggest you study one of the simplest stress analysis problems in every beginner course, the cantilever beam.


It has a fixed end and a force at the other end that bends the beam. That is what you are showing.


The maximum deformation is at the tip and that is what your Total Deformation plot shows.


The maximum stress and strain are near the base at the fixed end and that is what the plots show.


You should try solving with elements that are about 4 times smaller and you will get better looking stress results.