Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2011, 59, 247-254
Published online 2014-03-16

Static analysis of an office desk construction

Milan Novotný, Radek Neugebauer, Milan Šimek

Ústav nábytku, designu a bydlení, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The objective of the paper is a static analysis of a desk construction and the determination of its probable mechanical behaviour using Finite Element Method. The construction was modelled and numerically analysed in Autocad Inventor 2011 and the stability of the entire desk was calculated with the size and placement of the loading force based on the standards and cited literature. Possible locations and directions of the deformation were analysed and a solution for its prevention was proposed and the stability of the desk as well as the extreme position of the stand were calculated. The verification of the obtained results in an accredited furniture testing lab is planned using a prototype of the office desk.


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