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General Mechanical

Path through thickness of SHELL281

    • Christian Wiibroe Lund


      I am modelling a sandwich composit using SHELL281 elements. I have used KEYOPT(8)=2 which should store midplane data, if im correct. I have defined a path through the shell as seen in the figure (ESHAPE is on). Before defining the path i use the command SHELL,MID. Though this does not seem to retrieve the values of SYZ as seen. The values far to low, as if the path still takes the average of the top and buttom of the shell. Is there a way to resolve this?

      Thank you in advance!




    • Chandra Sekaran
      Ansys Employee

      Did you use LAYER command to point to a particular layer for which you want to do the path plot?

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