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Tutorial - Analyzing the rod for von-mises stress using Mechanica in Creo Elements/Pro?

Tutorial by Sudhir Gill
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Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start Creo Elements/Pro in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Sketch>>Top Plane and draw a circle of 20mm diameter.

  3. Step 3:

    Extrude it by 200mm.

  4. Step 4:

    Applications>>Mechanica.

  5. Step 5:

    Click OK with default settings.

  6. Step 6:

    Insert>>Displacement Constraints.

  7. Step 7:

    Select front face and click OK. This will fix all the DOFs of the front face.

  8. Step 8:

    Insert>>Force/Moment Load.

  9. Step 9:

    Select the other face of the rod. And Enter an value of 10000 in X at Force and click OK.

  10. Step 10:

    Properties>>material.

  11. Step 11:

    Select Steel and Click >>> button.

  12. Step 12:

    Properties>>material assignment.

  13. Step 13:

    Keep default settings and click OK.

  14. Step 14:

    Analysis>>Mechanica Analysis/Studies.

  15. Step 15:

    Click File Menu and then New Static.

  16. Step 16:

    Keep the default setting for now and click OK.

  17. Step 17:

    Click the green flag to run the analysis. OK.

  18. Step 18:

    Click Analysis menu and then Results.

  19. Step 19:

    Click this icon.

  20. Step 20:

    Select the analysis1 file just created and Click Open. A dialogue window will appear click OK and Show.

  21. Step 21:

    The von-mises stress distribution is shown.

  22. Step 22:

    Click that icon again and under display options check deformed and click OK and Show.

  23. Step 23:

    Now we can see the deformed and undeformed state of the rod under load.

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