Tutorials for Linear Elasticity

The tutorials described in this section are located in tutorials/solid/linearElasticity directory. Linear (linearised) elasticity is used to represent the mechanical behavior of materials undergoing small reversible deformations; for example, in the stress analysis of a metallic engineering component. The assumption of linear elasticity implies that a small deformation (linear geometry) modelling approach is employed. Linear elastic material behaviour is specified in the ``constant/mechanicalProperties` dictionary as, for example

        type            linearElastic;
        rho             rho [1 -3 0 0 0 0 0] 7800;
        E               E [1 -1 -2 0 0 0 0] 210e+09;
        nu              nu [0 0 0 0 0 0 0] 0.3;

Several solid model are available for analysing linear elastic materials in solids4foam, as specified in the constant/solidProperties dictionary. For example, a segregated cell-centred finite volume solid model:

solidModel     linearGeometryTotalDisplacement;

    // Optional parameters for this solid model

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