Using anisotropic materials
Hi, I am looking to correctly create a material with the data shown in the table. The properties are different in the machine direction (MD) and transverse direction (TD). The material is a thin film, i would also like to orientate the properties correctly in the model.
Also in thmmodel I am using carbon fibre rods (which support the film) at the top and left edge
My question: How do ensure the anisotropic material properties are correctly orientated in the models parts?
I need the MD to be in say the X direction of the thin film membrane. For the carbon rods I need the anisotropic properties in the correct directions. I'd be grateful for any advice or guidance, thanks.