Curved Beam - Deflection Calculator
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The Matlab Symbolic Toolbox was used to derive the closed-form deflection equation of a curved beam due to a point load. By using energy methods and substituting symbolic variables, the X, Y, and Z displacements were calculated. Finally, the multiple point loads can be applied to the beam using superposition.
ANSYS Workbench was used to validate the Matlab script by duplicating analyzed load cases and evaluating the directional deflections at various points along the beam model. Please follow the user-guide below and contact with any questions.
Additionally, the script to derive the deflection equations is also available upon request - Thanks!