1) Under the Geometry tab, click on Point and select XYZ.
2)Input the following point coordinates and click Apply after each point: [0 0 0], [0 10 0], and [0 -10 0]. There are no units in Patran, and therefore it is important to stay consistent in units.
3) Under the Geometry tab, click on Curves and select Point.
4) With Auto Execute checked, click on Point 1 then Point 2, and Point 1 then Point 3.
1) Click on Rod under the 1D Properties section.
2) Input Top_Column as the Property Set Name and then click on Input Properties.
3)Click on Select Material and select Material. Enter 1.5 as the Area. Click OK.
4) Click on Select Application Region and then click on the Select Members box. Screen pick the top curve. Click Add, OK then Apply.
5) Repeat the above steps for the bottom curve except input Bottom_Column as the Property Set Name and enter 2 as the area.
1) Under the Load/BCs tab, select Displacement Constraint.
2) Input fixed_end as the New Set Name and then click on Input Data.
3) Input <0,0,0> for Translations (to prevent any translational movement), but leave the Rotations blank, < > (to NOT prevent any rotational movement). Click OK.
4) Click on Select Application Region and then click on the Select Geometry Entries box. Screen select Click Point 3. Click Add, OK then Apply.
1) Under the Meshing tab, click on Uniform Mesh Seeds.
2)Set the Number of Elements to 1, and with Auto Execute checked, select each curve.
3) Under the Meshing tab, click on Curve Meshers.
4) Click on the Select Curve List box. Screen click both curves using the Shift key. Click Apply.
5) Set Action to Equivalence and click Apply (This will eliminate duplicate nodes at the intersection of the two curves).