I'm not a student of FEA and I'm trying to use COSMOSXpress for the first time. I modeled a bracket, run the COSMOSXpress wizard, and set the restraint as the surface of bracket that will bolt to the wall. I then set a force of 25 lbs acting on the surface and in the direction of the weight that the bracket will support. Oh and yes I did set the material for plain carbon steel. When the results are calculated I get a FOS of 323.255. I'm not sure what this number means. When I look at the html report it says that the Max is 6.824e+005 and the min is 1.845e000 and the deformation scale is 12712.3. Like I said, I'm ignorant as to what these numbers mean. Looking at the visualization of the deformation of the bracket I find it hard to believe that a 25# weight would cause that much. I must be doing something wrong and I'm hoping that some of the power users out there will explain it all to me.
Thanks in advance fo sharing your knowledge