Abstract: Finite element method was used to model simply supported steel bars under a central concentrated static load. Software of choice to implement the method was ANSYS. The results of the model were compared with the elementary beam theory and laboratory investigations performed with simple university-level equipment. The computer model gave similar results to the real behavior. The moduli of elasticity calculated from experimental data were within 8% of the value given in literature.
Naim Syla and Fisnik Aliaj, 2011. Modeling of Simply Supported Steel Bars under Central Concentrated Static Load. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 387-390.