General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Integration points in a shell element

    • Vishal Ganore
      Ansys Employee

      Yes. You can use the MAPDL commands SECTYPE and SECDATA to change the number of integration points though the thickness in a shell. For example, the following commands could be issued in a Command Object under a “Surface” branch in Mechanical: !----INPUT PARAMETERS----! Thick=2 ! Shell Thickness Theta=0 ! Angle (in degrees) of layer element coordinate system with respect to element coordinate system (ESYS) IntPoints=3! Number of integration points in layer. 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 points (default = 3) !

      ! SECTYPE,matid,shell SECDATA, Thick,,Theta,Int

    • pgl
      Ansys Employee

      Is it possible to change the number of integration points in a shell element?

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