Examples of Simplification Options

The table shows a few examples where you can use the Plane stress, Plane strain, or Axisymmetric options.

Simplification Options Examples
Plane Stress Turning a wrench to tighten a bolt

Other examples include thin plates under pressure, bracket under distributed load, snap fit of plastic clips, and free surface of shafts in torsion.

Plane Strain Pipe under internal pressure

Other examples include a dam under water pressure, tunnel under pressure, or rolling of sheets.

Axisymmetric Stress analysis on contacting threads of a bolt and nut assembly with assumptions

Other examples include pressure vessel subjected to internal pressure, cylinder under external or internal pressure, and some problems encountered in turbine construction.