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General Mechanical

Element has excessive distortion-thin structure

    • serene7wings

      Hi, i have question regarding the error below:

      Element 302090 has excessive distortion.

      I located the element with distortion and the region has really thin structure (attached photo) that might be the reason causing the error.

      I tried to increase the mesh density to solve but the error remains. Is there any other suggestion to solve this problem if i am not being able to modify the  geometry structure?

      If i run the simulation with extra fine mesh (which takes mush longer time), will the error goes away? 


    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      Serene, What version are you using? There is a limit to the no. of elements you can define in an Academic license.

      Also, what materials are you using and how are you loading this?

      This seems like a good candidate for NLAD but you have to be careful with how you use it (see here). See here and the manual (1 & 2). Here is another good article by one of our Channel Partners.


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