Different results for beam3 and beam188

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Jul 25, 2011
 
hello,
I tried to use ansys13 to study the effect of self weight on a Cantilever Beam, by following this tutorial: http://www.mece.ualberta.ca/tutorials/ansys/I... . But I used beam188 as beam3 is no longer supported in ansys13, and I defined a rectangular section (B=50,h=10) instead of defining real constants (which is not possible for beam188). Instead of obtaining a 5.77 mm deflection (result found in the tutorial), I obtained a 0.22 mm deflection!! I tried to modify beam188 options, but I obtained the same result :(
Can you explain that? Is that due to the difference between beam3 and beam188? or there is a parameter that I should fix?
Thanks for your answers.
Nishi

Kollam, India

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Sep 23, 2011
 
hi,
can anyone pls do help me in getting an awareness for using beam 188
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Aug 21, 2012
 

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I just come to here and see there was no reply to princebouja. The diferent results come from the use of different gravity direction.
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Jan 29, 2013
 

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Hi,
In beam-common section option interchange the B and H values.
Bye
stev

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Sep 4, 2013
 
Hi at sections, in b put the number of h, and in h the number of b, the reason is the Izz . . .

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