Mechanics and Compliance

Submodules

Approximating compliant beams with the pseudo-rigid-body model

import sympy q = sympy.Symbol('q') d = sympy.Symbol('d') L = sympy.

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Euler-Bernoulli Beams

The relationship between the bending moment and the radius of curvature($\rho$) for a beam of Young’s modulus $E$ and cross-sectional moment of inertia(second moment of area) $I$ is given by

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Tutorials

Cantilever Beams

Overview Compute the stiffness of a laminate beam Summary of Steps Prepare 4 rectangular samples of the rigid material your team is using (cardboard, posterboard,fiberglass) in the dimensions of 25mm x 125mm.

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FEA Modeling

Introduction The goal of this tutorial is to get you familiar computing the stiffness of a laminate using FEA.

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Solidworks FEA Tutorial

Steps Create a new part Select the Top Plane Create a new Sketch

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