OS-V: 0020 Cylinder Shell Patch

Test No. LE2 OptiStruct examines the outer surface tangential stress θ θ at point E for linear static analysis.

Figure 1. FE Model with Boundary Conditions and Loadcases

Benchmark Model

Quad8 elements are used to create a mesh on the cylindrical patch with 4 elements for the load case 1 and Quad4 elements are used to create a mesh with 16 elements for the load case 2. All the translations and rotations are constrained at edge AB, z-translation and normal rotations are constrained at the edges AD and BC. For Load case 1 a uniform normal edge moment of 1.0 kNm/m is applied on the edge DC and for the Load case 2, uniform outward normal pressure of 0.6 MPa is applied on the mid surface ABCD and a tangential outward normal pressure of 60.0 MPa is applied on edge DC.

The material properties are:
Material Properties
Young's Modulus
210 x 103 MPa
Poisson's Ratio

Linear Static Analysis Results

All results are normalized with the target value (60.0 MPa).
  Surface Tangential Stress θ θ at Point E (MPa) Normalized with the Target Value
Load Case 1: Quad8 58.03 1.033947958
Load Case 2: Quad4 58.92 1.018329939

Model Files

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The model files used in this problem include:
  • le2quad8lc1.fem
  • le2quad4lc2.fem


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