StressCheck Tutorial: TLAP-Traction Cross Section Method for Global-Local Analysis
Abstract: Usage of the TLAP-Traction Cross Section method to apply imported TLAPs representing force/moment vectors in global directions at global model locations to an arbitrarily-shaped cross section. The resulting traction distribution will be a statically equivalent linear stress distribution.
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Dr. Lee ZambinoResearcher, Villanova University