Standard 2x4 with a hole drilled in the center.
The 2x4 after 1000 pounds of force was applied to it. Maximum stress on the block was 362.8 psi
The 2x4 stress display after editing. I drilled holes vertically to reduce stress from the middle. The stress dropped from 362.8 psi to 311 psi.
The block with stress force and fine mesh.
Edited stress block with fine mesh. Editing actually increased stress on block