midas NFX nafem benchmark

NAFEMS Benchmark: Simply supported thin square plate (Direct Transient Analysis)

Problem Description

A dynamic system consisting of a thin square cantilever plate is shown in Figure 1. Time-variation of the load is selected: a transient step load. Load is uniformly distributed spatially and applied in the transverse direction of the plate. The peak displacement and stress are obtained in the time domain. The results are obtained at the center point using direct method. The results from the NAFEMS benchmark problems are taken as reference.

image
Figure 1. Simply supported thin square plate model

To try this problem by yourself, you can download NFX 30 day free trial and model file.