Use three frame elements to analyse the frame structure as depicted in the image below subjected to combined loadings: a) a concentred load applied on Element 1 at its 1/3 length close to point B; and b) a uniformly-distributed loading applied on Element 2. The two beams are of identical material properties and cross-section as well as the same height of 2 in.
(a) Use hand calculation or MS Excel Spreadsheet to determine:
(b) Run two static analyses of this problem by using ANSYS APDL or SolidWorks Simulation with 1) the same FE model done in a) and 2) use a three-element model by splitting Element 1 into two appropriately. Compare these numerical results obtained with those from hand calculation or spreadsheet done in (a) and write a short FEA report to summarize your analyse on this problem.