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Karamba: Relevant max stress in elements contradicting
Trying to compare Karamba with a parallel study by KTH (Tech Univ, Stockholm) who are using ANSYS Mechanical with same perimeters:
The Utilization of Elements/sig-max and sig-min come out fairly similar, typically around 20-24 MPa as expected. So does max displacement, 6-8 mm roughly.
More trouble to understand Beam Resultant Forces/Normal Force extracting to 16.5 and -2.4 kN at extremes. When divided with the cross section (Bamboo culm dia 10 cm with inner void dia 8.5 cm = 40cm2) to get the stress it’s way too low. I´m probably doing something fundamentally wrong here?
Another challenge is to learn von Mises stress concept used in ANSYS. In a way more useful as it combines all sigs and taus to get the final stress relevant for evaluation. Karamba has a bit of this multi-stress concept showing red and blue on the same element.
Sorry, gh-file is messy with many add-ons; some people cannot open it. Thanks for your patience, Ingemar