This 3ft diameter boiler tank lid was tested under a range of lifting forces applied to the two welded padeyes. Using the spreadsheet (and then copying into the SkyCiv datasheet) the points and plates were defined to build the geometry of this structure. The structure is comprised of built with a combination of 3 and 4-node plates, totalling 1,500 plates in total. This structure is a great example of how SkyCiv’s Plate Analysis can be used to model more complex 3D shapes, without requiring full CAD and FEA software.
Date June 14, 2017