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I have this simplified axle. I wanted to know if it could handle taking a 800 lb load. So the interior blocks represent where it will be mounted and the exterior blocks represent the wheels. Now, I applied a load of 400 lb to each end. The report I generated says I get a F.S. of approximately 2.5. I havent had strengths of materials in while and was wondering if this is an accurate simulation and 800 lb would be ok as a load. I am refreshing strength this semester and continuing my degree in ME. I am a year or so removed. Thanks!

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Re: New to Simulation

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Maybe run the sim and give me some constructive criticism.