General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Defining Thickness of 2D Geometries

    • shisyphus
      Subscriber

      A beginner in ANSYS here. I was wondering why it is required to input thickness for 2D geometries? Why can't we simulate while having zero thickness? Does this have something to do with meshing..?

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Many 2D analyses will use the thickness of a surface body in the computation. For example, Plane Stress will use the thickness value in the solver. Contrast that with Plane Strain which does not use the thickness value at all.

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