Engineers may wish to ensure that their structural designs do not buckle under loading, as that can lead to catastrophic failure. Numerical simulation allows engineers to evaluate whether or not a structure may buckle under a set of applied loads. In this simulation exercise, an eigenvalue buckling analysis will be performed on a simple rectangular column that is constrained on both ends but is loaded axially, as shown below:
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Note: The Expected Completion Time for this quiz is 20 mins but, the Maximum Available Time to complete the quiz is 45 mins.