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.
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