Below we present a simple script for calculating the static deflection of a beam with a variety of boundary conditions and load types. The finite element method is implemented using Python with the numpy library and plot are made using matplotlib. This code can be easily modified for other boundary conditions or loads.
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We often want to incorporate a finite-element solve into a larger program for design automation or optimization. The example below includes a Python function that runs an APDL script and then checks the output file for errors.
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