hello Sean,

I am trying to attach some piezo solid to a composite c-channel beam, (as shown in the picture), ,as you know, it is not possible to model the beam with ACP as we are doing coupled field analysis. The good thing about my model is that I don't need layers ( I can use just one orthotropic layer), but the difficult thing about  the geometry of the c-channel itself. The properties of the composite materials are compatible with the axes of orientation for the web of the beam , but not in the same directions for the flanges, and the worst thing is the chamfered part between the flanges and web. Do you have any idea about how to modulate such a beam in the correct manner?


c-channel beam