Tutorial - Stress Analysis in ALGOR?

Here is the tutorial. Since the model used is created in AutoDesk inventor we will not have any problem using it in ALGOR.

  1. Step 1:

    Start ALGOR and click Open.

  2. Step 2:

    Open the assembly file.

  3. Step 3:

    Now the model is opened.

  4. Step 4:

    Click 3D Mesh settings.

  5. Step 5:

    Here we can change the mesh size to coarse or fine. Let's keep the default settings since fine size will take more time and coarse will have less accuracy.

  6. Step 6:

    Click Generated 3D mesh. This will create 3D Mesh automatically.

  7. Step 7:

    Now the mesh is generated. As we can see that one part is red in color because the material is not defined for it.

  8. Step 8:

    Right click it and select edit material.

  9. Step 9:

    Select material in library.

  10. Step 10:

    Zoom in to the hole.

  11. Step 11:

    Under selection tab select circle.

  12. Step 12:

    Top view. Now click in the center of the hole and make a circle so as to enclose the hole.

  13. Step 13:

    This will select the hole surface.

  14. Step 14:

    Right click >> Add >> Surface boundary condition.

  15. Step 15:

    Click Fixed and the Degree of freedom of those surface will become constrained.

  16. Step 16:

    Repeat same procedure for other holes.

  17. Step 17:

    Select point tool in selection tab and click on the upper face of the bracket.

  18. Step 18:

    Right click >> Add >> Surface Force.

  19. Step 19:

    Enter a value of 500N i.e. ~51Kg. Keep Direction Normal. Click OK and the force is applied.

  20. Step 20:

    Now our model is prepared for simulation. Click Run Simulation in Analysis tab to start simulation.

  21. Step 21:

    The solver will start solving the problem.

  22. Step 22:

    After done we have the results of the analysis.

  23. Step 23:

    Click Displacement in Result contour tab for displacement results.

  24. Step 24:

    Click Start to animate the model under loading condition.