4-point flexural test simulation to determine material modulus of elasticity

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mcasas44
mcasas44 Member Posts: 1

Hello everyone!

I'd like to say that I'm new to Ansys software, so there's a chance that my question will sound absolutely <?WORD FLAGGED?>, but I have limited time for a job and need some guidance.

In the lab, I have been running 4-point bending tests on a 3D printed metal material, the aim being to derive the Young's modulus (I am only interested in the behaviour in the elastic field at the moment) to characterise the material. The machine returns force and displacement values as output.

My question is whether it is possible to run a simulation in ansys where I leave the material "unknown". Then, by reconstructing the model of the bending test (with the CAD of the test specimens used and the appropriate constraints) and giving as input the force and displacement values determined by the machine, can I obtain the stress-strain diagram from which the elastic behaviour of the material can be derived?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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