2D element type in workbench
I'm performing a 2D analysis on ansys transient structural. To be more precise i import a temperature field (variable with time) from fluent and then i process on transient structural to get the stress and the strain of the structure itself.
Well i have a problem with the tensional state of the 2D body: i want to get a plain strain while i get a plain stress. I checked on "solution" the mesh element and by default i have SHELL181 which has 6 DOF (UX,UY,UZ,ROTX,ROTY,ROTZ). How can i change the mesh element to a planar element with just the plane dof? For instance PLANE42 or another one with only UX,UY,ROTZ degrees of freedom?
I also tried to import my mesh to mechanical APDL, but i suppose i'm not good at it since i get errors on importing and so on...
Thank in advance!