I have a structure like the following picture with more than 500 layers, each layer has initial stresses. Since I don't know how I can make layered solid in a better way, I have to deal with too many elements, which makes some issues including proper meshing. Do you know a better way that I can replace these layered part with a better setting and at the same time I can apply initial stress fields on each layer?
What would be your suggestion? As far as I know, the ACP pre/post is working with shell elements but in my case we have a solid made of many layers.