Case Study 1 - Frame stiffness analysis

What the Study is about ? 

Static Linear FEM analysis of different concepts of a Frame and comparison of the Bending stiffness.

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Results :  

Concept 1 Stiffness : 3.09 N/mm

Concept 2 Stiffness : 3.15 N/mm

Concept 3 Stiffness : 4.26 N/mm

Concept 4 Stiffness : 4.31 N/mm

Concept 5 Stiffness : 5.31 N/mm

Inference:

Adding Diagonal elements greatly increases the stiffness of a frame