# SS-V: 5010 Z-Shaped Cantilever

Test No. VNL02 Find vertical dsiplacements of a Z-shaped cantilever beam under transverse loads of varying magnitude.

## Definition

A Z-shaped cantilever is under action of a transverse load of max 4000 N (Figure 1).

The load is conservative and its direction does not change while the cantilever deforms.

The material properties are:

**Properties****Value**- Modulus of Elasticity
- 2.e+11 pa
- Poisson's Ratio
- 0.3

## Results

The following table contains values of vertical
displacement Uz for different loads in mm.

Load [N] | SOL Reference * | SimSolid | % Difference |
---|---|---|---|

300 | 113.0 | 113.3 | 0.24% |

500 | 124.1 | 122.1 | -1.58% |

1000 | 131.0 | 133.3 | 1.78% |

2500 | 139.5 | 143.4 | 2.82% |

4000 | 144.0 | 144.8 | 0.53% |

* SOL Reference is a thin shell model

^{1}A.A. Becker, Background to Finite Element Analysis of Geometric Non-linearity Benchmarks, Published by NAFEMS, Ref:-R0065, pg. 61 Page 66