January 1, 2022 at 11:24 pm

peteroznewman

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You are misreading the contour plot you included in your post. The end of the beam colored red is attached to the wall and has deflection of 8.9284 e-6 inches, which is numerically equal to zero.

The tip of the beam colored blue that has the load applied has a deflection of -0.0068 inches which is close to the expected value of -0.0071 inches.

The tip of the beam colored blue that has the load applied has a deflection of -0.0068 inches which is close to the expected value of -0.0071 inches.