solid layered composite orientation problem - Finite Element Modeling
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Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:21:38 +0000395Am I correct in saying that if I apply a composite layup and global orientation and assign each ply geometry to the ply section I wanted that I can only mesh using hex elements? I have attempted to mesh using hex-dominated as in the region of a ply drop I am unable to mesh without incorporating wedge elements, however, the analysis is aborted as the element type is not allowed with a layered section. I seam to avoid this problem if using a homogenous section and applying a local orientation to each section however in the curved area of the geometry the orientations do not follow the element axis around the corner but the coordinate system I have assigned. Has anyone else attempted this and found an appropriate solution?]]>Finite Element Modelingstepdawn08https://polymerfem.com/community/finite-element-modeling-aa/solid-layered-composite-orientation-problem/#post-28200