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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

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.

Many thanks in advance.

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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