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In-Plane and Space Truss

Application ID: 8526

Trusses are elements which can only sustain axial forces. You can use trusses to model truss works where the edges are straight as well structures like sagging cables.

In the following example you first build and solve a simple 2D truss model using the 2D Truss interface. Later on, you analyze a 3D variant of the same problem using the 3D Truss interface. This model calculates the deformation and forces of a simple geometry. The example is based on problem 11.1 in Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students by T.H.G Megson.

This model is included as an example in the following products:

Structural Mechanics Module

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