SLS 11: Plate under perpendicular shear


Material Modulus of elasticity E = 10 N/mm^2
Poisson’s ratio \nu= 0.25
Geometry Cross-section Thickness e=5 mm
Boundary conditions Along line AA Fixed
Loads In point B F=1N 1
In point C F=-1N 1
Mesh Maximum element size 0.10m
Minimum element size 0.00m

1. Diamonds doesn’t allow the definition of point loads of 1N (value is too small). As a work-around, you can add 10N and use the scaling function for the loads with a factor of 0.1 to make it 1N. 


Deformation \delta_y in Diamonds

Point Which result Independent reference Diamonds Difference
C Deformation \delta_y -35.37m -35.29mm -0,23%


  • Mécaniciens, S. F. D. (1990). Guide de validation des progiciels de calcul des structures: SSLS 27: plaque en cisaillement perpendiculaire a la surface moyenne.
  • Tested in Diamonds 2023r01.

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