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High displacement value?

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High displacement value?

~hey all

ok, what the heck??? I've run a couple of small test assemblies in Mechanica Structure (WF2) and the displacement values are ~WAY too high! What am I doing (or interpreting) wrong?

For instance on a flat bar that's about 1/2" x 2" x 6", constrained one end, loaded the other with 100lbf, I get a displacement value in y of over 4.00e+00!


All units are IPS... load (lbf) is small compared to structure... nothing odd, stress results correct vs. hand calcs... , MPA converging on all displacements... ???


tia

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