From Greg L.

Suggestions for an Updated Assignment:

Knowing that the general arrangement of the optimized mesh is accurate with respect to the convergence analysis solution, one possible update to the assignment could be to create one more mesh in Hypermesh but change the radius size of the hole. The same meshing style (number of elements biased towards the hole, transition zone, etc.) should be relatively quick to make. The boundary conditions would be the same and the new loading condition could be provided to ensure the normalized solution. The results of this new analysis could then be compared to the theoretical stress concentration chart provided in class. This effort could be used to show how known meshing solutions can be scaled up for similar applications.