Tapered Membrane End Load
Application ID: 268
This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a membrane with a thickness of 0.1 m. The load is a uniformly distributed horizontal load of 10 MN/m (that is, a pressure of 100 MPa) along the right end. At the left end, the membrane is constrained from movement in the x direction. At the left end's midpoint, the membrane is kept fixed.
The resulting x-direction stress is compared to a NAFEMS benchmark value, and it is shown that the results are in good agreement.