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Value must be scalar or a matrix

CL_9697643
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Value must be scalar or a matrix

Im relatively new to mathcad and I'm trying to plot the stress in a curved beam as a function of the distnace r from the center of rotation.

I get this message: 

Value must be a scalar or a matrix. I thought i made x a range variable.

 

 

 

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Re: Value must be scalar or a matrix

Rule 1: You should attach your worksheet, not only a picture.

 

You define sigma.tot as a function of x, but technically x does not appear in the function definition, only sigma.nomal and sigma.bending. These two are defined as variables (NOT functions), where the  value of sigma.bending depends on a variable called x. But that x is undefined (prior to the definition of sigma.bending). This is how Prime sees your sheet. It cannot and will not vtry to guess what you mean, you have to be explicit in your definitions.

To remedy: make sigma.bending a function of x.

 

Success!

Luc

Re: Value must be scalar or a matrix

I'm not sure your engineering is right, but we can correct your Mathcad.  Prime 4.0 attached

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