The plank model is used in the Introduction to Dynamics live e-Learning course as a demonstrator and also in homework problems.
The wooden plank is assumed to be isotropic, and simply supported at its ends as it spans a stream. The plank is modeled using thin shell elements with a variable position lumped mass.
The lessons in this module provide geometry descriptions, geometry files and some analysis files.
The plank in action!
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