SaiD
Ansys Employee

Hello,

The x, y, z directions in Engineering Data relate to the local coordinate system assigned to the body. This local coordinate system can be cartesian or cylindrical (as is your case).

You would need to see how the carbon fiber reinforced polymer is oriented for your part, e.g. are the fibers oriented radially or circumferentially or axially. Then you would determine the directions in the Engineering sata, e.g. if the fibers are oriented axially (z-direction), then z-direction in Engineering Data would be the fiber direction, etc.

Hope this helps!