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NAFEMS Benchmark: Z-shaped cantilever

Problem Description

Figure 1 shows a Z-shaped cantilever laid along the oblique line of 45°. The total load P at all the points on the free end D in the positive Z-direction is conservative (non-follower load). The cantilever structure is modeled using bar or quadrilateral shell elements. Tension stiffening and the change in sign of bending moment can be observed.

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Figure 1. Z-shaped 3D cantilever model

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