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Results

The beam analysis results are detailed below. The problem was solved as a finite element model using beam elements. For more information on how these results were derived, refer to the finite element analysis reference and the beam stress & deflection reference.

This problem was solved as a finite element model. This tab provides the results for the individual nodes and elements in the model.

The plot below shows the mesh with the element numbers labeled:

Nodal Results

Below are the results for each node. There are several things to note:

Certain nodes are associated with points, and for those nodes the number of the associated point is given.

All nodes associated with points are listed first, followed by nodes which were created as part of the meshing process.

External reactions may exist for constrained degrees of freedom. Any nodes which do not have constraints will not have external reactions.

Elemental Results

Below are the results for each element. There are several things to note:

Every element consists of 2 nodes. Within the table, these nodes are referred to as "Node 1" and "Node 2".

The internal reactions are given in terms of the global coordinate system (i.e. X and Y) as well as the local coordinate system (i.e. "axial" along the axis of the element, "shear" perpendicular to the element).

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