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# Curved cantilever type beam (Cessna 150 Landing gear) Finite Element Calculations

## Curved cantilever type beam (Cessna 150 Landing gear) Finite Element Calculations

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The image shown as an attachment with this post is the actual front view of the landing gear of Cessna 150. I am working on a project to calculate the stress and strain acting on the cantilever type variable cross-section beam. After dividing into 8 sections/elements, the dimensions have been jotted down. during a drop test the landing gear will tend to bend and come under stress/moment. can anyone help me how to work out the FEA calculations using the matrices based method or any other follow up.

### RE: Curved cantilever type beam (Cessna 150 Landing gear) Finite Element Calculations

Better than that, if you look for a program called Smath Studio www.smathstudio.com you will find one of the example worksheets is for large deflections of a thin cantilever. With only the tiniest of modifications it will do exactly what you wish.

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Greg Locock

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### RE: Curved cantilever type beam (Cessna 150 Landing gear) Finite Element Calculations

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I have downloaded the software but i am unable to find any worksheet for the sort of work i am looking for. If you find a link, would be much appreciate for posting in here.

thanks

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