body element type

nylanyla Member

Hello,

I'm interested in knowing the elements used in the mechanical analysis to mesh the bodies. In the solver output I can see these writings

ELEMENT TYPE    3 IS SOLID185. IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH LINEAR MATERIALS ONLY
 AND POISSON'S RATIO IS NOT GREATER THAN 0.49. KEYOPT(2)=3 IS SUGGESTED AND
 HAS BEEN RESET.
  KEYOPT(1-12)=    0    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0

ELEMENT TYPE   15 IS SOLID285. NO SUGGESTION IS AVAILABLE AND NO RESETTING
 IS NEEDED.

Actually it seems that elements 1-9, 17 to 23, 37 to 45 and 51 to 57 are solid 185, while elements 10 to 16, 24 to 36, 46 to 50 are solid 285.

How can I see what are the bodies related to those elements? Moreover If I have used a linear tetrahedric mesh why do I have elements solid 185?

Thanks for the attention.

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