Jim Day
Ansys Employee
You have two options for setting up your stackup using tshells. If you intend to use multiple layers of tshells through the thickness of your component, I'd use multiple *PARTs together with *SECTION_TSHELL and *ELEMENT_TSHELL. The other option, easiest if you want to use just a single layer of tshells is *PART_COMPOSITE_TSHELL + *ELEMENT_TSHELL. Either option allows you to vary the material model from layer-to-layer. *ELEMENT_SOLID is incompatible with *SECTION_TSHELL.