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how to calcualte total reaction force in a plane in ABAQUS
This is my first post in iMechanica forum.
I am trying to some simulation of cantilever beam bending in abaqus. Since the aspect ratio is pretty low (height/diameter~=2), I use 3D solid element instead of 2D beam element to construct the beam. I set the deflection at the free-end as the boundary condition, and try to solve the reaction force (perpendicular to the beam longitudinal axis). But I get in trouble to calculate the total reaction force at the free-end.
I know abaqus can do some operations on existing output data. I tried to sum the reaction forces of all nodes in the free-end plane, but the result did not agree with the Timoshenko beam equation.
If anyone can give some suggestions, that would be great.
Thanks in advance.