The term static means that the load does not vary or the variation with the time can be safely ignored.
Performs a linear static analysis. The term linear means that the computed response (displacement, internal force) is linearly related to the applied load.
All the load cases are solved in the analysis. Through the geometric linearity, it is assumed that the displacements remain within the limits of the small displacement theory. Through the material linearity, it is assumed that all materials and stiffness characteristics are linear-elastic. The materials assigned to surface elements can be othotropic.
The relative errors at the end of the iteration process appear in the info window.
E(U): relative error of the displacement convergence
E(P): relative error of the force convergence
E(W): relative error of the work convergence
Values indicating instability appear in red.
Performs a nonlinear-elastic static analysis. The term nonlinear means that the computed response (displacement, internal force) is nonlinearly related to the applied load. This can be due to the use of gap, link or non-linear support, truss or spring elements, or taking into account the geometric nonlinearity of truss, beam, rib and shell elements.
Select load cases or combinations in the tree view. AxisVM will perform nonlinear analysis for the selected load cases and shows a progress dialog.