Discontinuity Across Shell elements (APDL)
I preformed a static structural analysis using Ansys Workbench.
I have been trying to export stresses using APDL commands from a geometry, which is constructed of shell elements (SHELL181).
The geometry is a multi-body (of shared topology mid-surfaces) and the stresses were extracted by PRNSOL command.
As I export the stresses, I see a discontinuity in them in the connection line between the components, as shown in Image1.
The stresses in the workbench are OK and I don't see the same phenomenon, see Image2.
I have tried looking at different layers of the shell (Top, Bottom) but there it still acts the same in the contact between the mid-surfaces.
When I look at each mid surface in the workbench desperately, I don't see anything unusual.
If anyone has an idea how to solve this - please let me know. Thank you