MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 82, 20162016 International Conference on Design, Mechanical and Material Engineering (D2ME 2016)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Chapter 1: Mechanical Engineering|
|Published online||31 October 2016|
Correct use of Membrane Elements in Structural Analysis
1 Intel Corporation, 1900 Prairie City Road, Folsom, California, 95623, USA
2 Intel Corporation, Raycom Infotech Park A, No.2 KeXueYuan South Road, ZhongGuanCun, Beijing China 100190
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Structural analysis of consumer electronic devices such as phones and tablets involves Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Dynamic loading conditions such as device dropping and bending dictate accurate FEA models to reduce design risk in many areas. The solid elements typically used in structural analysis do not have integration points on the surface. The outer surface is of most interest because that is where the cracks start. Analysts employ a post processing trick through using membranes to bring accurate stress/strain results to the surface. This paper explains numerical issues with implementation of membranes and recommends a methodology for accurate structural analysis.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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