Mississippi State University
Olsen, D. Gregory
Sullivan, Warsi Raini
Hannigan III, E. Thomas
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
The Forestry Department at Mississippi State University has been contracted to design and test a novel beam to be used to create crossing platforms for cranes operating in muddy, swampy areas. To date, they have performed stress analyses on 30 beams, but their physical testing method requires costly amounts of material and man hours. It is theorized that the finite element method may be used as an alternative method of analysis in order to reduce costs. The focus of this study is to create models of tested beams using the finite element solver, ANSYS, and verify the accuracy of these models using the results of the Forestry Department’s physical testing.
Williams, Walter Ray, "Stress analysis of a glued timber beam" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 4077.