March 7, 2023 at 7:21 pmHasan Ilker ÇELİKERSubscriber
A two-dimensional square plate with dimension: 100 mm (L) x 100 mm (W) is modeled. For the model with alclad 2024-T3 Alclad as a substrate material, the thickness of the plate is defined by bottom layer of Al2024-T3 (0.82 mm thickness), then a layer of aluminum cladding (38.1 μm thickness) and the top layer of epoxy paint (80 μm thickness) with the total thickness of 0.9381 mm.
First of all, I draw by opening a sketch. I'm sketching from concept, surface from. But I can't make the top layers. It shows a single body. How can I do it?
March 7, 2023 at 9:51 pmpeteroznewmanSubscriber
If you have layers, that is a 3D model since something changes in the third direction. You can still have a planar surface, mesh it with shell elements and define layers.
You don’t say what kind of analysis you want to do: structural or thermal. Here is a part of the Mechanical APDL, Structural Analysis Guide.
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