In accordance with my timeline, I have explored the capabilities of FreeCAD’s FEM Module along with other auxiliary modules in order to find a reliable software program that enables easy application and analysis of stress on a 3D object.
I explored the basic functionality on a trivial yet essential structure as shown in the following image:
Here were the displacement and stress results on individual nodes of the mesh:
In this test, I used auto generated nodes for the mesh. FreeCAD also appears to support more customized methods for defining structural nodes:
However, I’m still in the process of figuring this feature out. Also, I’m working on designing a specific 3D object that would be simple to stress test given a specific set of available equipment.
Stay tuned for updates.
Thanks for reading,