SS-V: 1060 Cantilever Plate

Test No. VS07 Find bending stress at fixed end for a cantilevered plate subjected to a vertical shear load of 120 lbs.


Figure 1.

The load is uniformly distributed along the free end of the plate.

The end constraint boundary condition is sliding with fix line spot at the middle of the end face.

The units are IPS.

The material properties are:
Modulus of Elasticity
10.7e+6 psi
Poisson's Ratio


The following table summarizes the max bending stress.
Theory SimSolid % Difference
Maximum Bending Stress (psi) 6.000E+04 6.1146E+04 1.91%
1 Ferdinand L., Singer, Strength of Materials, (Harper & Row, 1962), Art. 52, p. 133.