New to honeycomb Ansys modelling, 2D model vs 3D model
I am brand new to the Ansys software and I have a project where I need to model both a 2D and a 3D model of an aluminium honeycomb sandwich panel and test how mechanical loading and thermal loading affect the properties of the composite.
I have found the Honeycomb extension on Ansys but I dont know how to model the 2 faces as solid models instead of a surface body. I dont understand how I can make the entire sandwich panel in 2D though. In 3D it seems much easier since I can just make the 3 components in Solidworks and through an assembly using mates I can just make the final 3d model.
Is there a specific tool that I need to use in order to make the 2D model ? How should I proceed ? I know I could always do 3 solid bodies on Ansys and specify through material selection that the middle body is of a honeycomb ply type and just add the properties of the aluminium alloy I will be using.
Please let me know and thank you for your time.