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General Mechanical

3 Point Bending test of a specimen. Am I correctly applying the boundary conditions?

    • mmallya775
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      I am trying to solve a 3 point bending problem on a bridge. The applied load is 500N.


      Should I apply the load of 500N on the cylindrical support or directly on the part?

    • mmallya775
      Subscriber
      On the upper cylindrical structure (From where the load is applied) only displacements in Z direction is permitted and X & Y direction displacements are restricted.

    • peteroznewman
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      If you are using Frictional Contact at the three cylinders, and not Bonded Contact, then that is an acceptable 3-point bending test for your structure.
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