Microstruct Validation (Solid)


Microstruct is Validated against the popular engineering programs STAAD Pro and SAP2000 (for plate only)


Solid under 0.25psi uniformly distribued pressure on the whole area

This is 20"x20"X0.1"(thick) steel plate with fixed supported boundary conditions. It has different level of meshing to test the convergence using Microstruct, STAAD Pro and SAP2000. The plate is subjected to 0.25psi uniformly distribued pressure on the whole area. The result is listed below

Diagram (2x2 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.023in
25%
STAAD Pro
0.021in
14%
SAP2000
ASAP
ASAP
CLOSE FORM
0.01840in
0.0%
Diagram (4x4 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.021in
14%
STAAD Pro
0.017in
8%
SAP2000
ASAP
ASAP
CLOSE FORM
0.01840in
0.0%
Diagram (8x8 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.019in
3%
STAAD Pro
0.018in
2%
SAP2000
ASAP
ASAP
CLOSE FORM
0.01840in
0.0%
Diagram (16x16 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.019in
3%
STAAD Pro
0.018in
2%
SAP2000
ASAP
ASAP
CLOSE FORM
0.01840in
0.0%

Solid under 0.1kip concentrate force at the center of the plate

This is 20"x20"X0.1"(thick) steel plate with fixed supported boundary conditions. It has different level of meshing to test the convergence using Microstruct, STAAD Pro and SAP2000. The plate is subjected to 0.1kip concentrated force at the center of the plate. The result is listed below

Diagram (2x2 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.091in
12%
STAAD Pro
0.085in
4%
SAP2000
0.091in
12%
CLOSE FORM
0.08154in
0.0%
Diagram (4x4 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.090in
10%
STAAD Pro
0.077in
-6%
SAP2000
0.093in
14%
CLOSE FORM
0.08154in
0.0%
Diagram (8x8 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.085in
4%
STAAD Pro
0.080in
-2%
SAP2000
0.086in
5%
CLOSE FORM
0.08154in
0.0%
Diagram (16x16 mesh)
Software
Deflection
Error
Microstruct
0.083in
2%
STAAD Pro
0.081in
-1%
SAP2000
0.083in
2%
CLOSE FORM
0.08154in
0.0%