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A brief description of the example.
Problem #1: Tensile Test

* Learn how to activate LS-DYNA implicit mode.
* Learn how to select linear or nonlinear analysis.

Problem Description
A static tensile test is simulated using shell elements.
One end of the specimen is constrained, while concentrated
nodal loads are applied at the other end. Uniform stresses
develop in the narrowed center section.

Input Filename: tensile1.k

Copy the input file to your local directory. Using an editor,
view the input file and answer the following questions:

1. Which shell element formulation is used?
2. How many steps are used to apply the load?

Run the simulation, and post-process using LS-POST. Record
below the total applied load and total tip displacement
(HINT: the ascii database NODFOR includes data for each
of the tip nodes).

3. Applied load Tip displacement

Modify the input deck to increase the applied load 100x,
and rerun the simulation. Record the new data:

4. Applied load Tip displacement

5. Is the simulation linear or nonlinear ?
(Does the tip displacement scale linearly with applied load?)

6. What types of nonlinearity exist in this problem?
( ) material ( ) geometric ( ) contact

Modify the *CONTROL_IMPLICIT_SOLUTION keyword to perform a
linear simulation, and record the results below for the large
applied load:

7. Applied load Tip displacement

8. What is the reaction force at the fixed end of the beam?

9. Why does the reaction force not equal the applied load?

Modify the input deck to use the linear element formulation
type 21, and repeat the simulation.

10. Does the reaction force now match the applied load?
( ) yes ( ) no