1) Click on Shell under the 2D Properties section.
2) Input 2D_plate as the Property Set Name and then click on Input Properties ....
3) Click on Select Material and select steel. Enter 0.1 as the Thickness. Click OK.
4) Click on Select Application Region and then click on the Select Members box. Screen pick the surface. Click Add, OK then apply.
1) Under the Load/BCs tab, select Displacement Constraint.
2) Input fixed_edge as the New Set Name and then click on Input Data.
3) Input <0,0,0> for Translations (to prevent any translational movement) and < ,0, > for Rotations (to prevent rotation in the y-direction). Click OK.
4) Click on Select Application Region and then click on the Select Geometry Entries box. In the selection toolbar, select Curve or Edge. Screen select the left edge of the surface. Click Add, OK then Apply.
1) Click on Distributed Load under the Element Uniform section.
2) Input z_load as the New Set Name and set the Target Element Type to 2D.
3) Click on Input Data... and input <0,0,-10> as the Edge Distr Load. Click OK.
4) Click on Select Application Region and then click on the Select Surface Edges box. Screen select the right edge of the surface. Click Add, OK then Apply.
1) Substitute: P=10 lb, L=12 in, E=30e6 psi, I=[1×(0.1)3]/12 in the equation below.
2) Results: δmax = 2.304 inches MD Nastran results = 2.286995E+00 inches (You can open the 'Cantilever_Beam.f06' file with Notepad to view your results)
To make the answers more precise, local shear effects must be taken into account.