In Part I of our multi-partseries on COSMOSWorks Q-n-A, we covered three questions pertaining to Frequency Studies. This time around, I'd like to handle a few more questions involving Buckling studies and "soft springs."
- What can COSMOSM or GeoStar handle for Buckling that COSMOSWorks can't? The good news is that all products can handle both linear and non-linear buckling scenarios. The user must choose the correct material model for each case.
- Can Slenderness Ratios and Euler Numbers be retrieved from the results of a Buckling study? COSMOSWorks does not report back these values but they can be calculated by hand.
- When "soft springs" are used to stabilize a model, can the reaction forces on these "springs" be retrieved? No; the soft springs are additional qualities to the stiffness calcs being performed. But with all static studies ran with COSMOSWorks, the user can retrieve and list the reaction forces and moments for selected items or the entire model. This is a great, quick check to ensure that your model is balanced and truly.... static. (Right-mouse click the Results folder and select List Reaction Forces)
In our next installment, we'll wrap things up with questions involving meshing, pin connectors, and beam elements.