A rod with a square cross-section is fixed on the top end. The rod is loaded by its self-weight. For comparison, the example is also modeled with the concentrated force load which value is equal to the gravity. The aim of this verification example is to show the difference between these types of loading although the total loading force is equal.
Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements