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Using temperature-displacement element with layered material

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  • Using temperature-displacement element with layered material

    Hello Jorgen and everyone,

    I am trying to model temperature dependent deformation for anisotropic material with voids and hydrostatic pressure inside the material. For the material behavior I used the UMAT and anisotropic constitutive equation, and for the 3D temperature solver I am using the HETVAL and USDFLD. When I try to define the anisotropic behavior, the composite layup is used to define the direction and rotation for the layered composite material. So the problem is, when I pick the temperature-displacement element type for the mesh I get the error that "Element 1 instance laminate-1: layered material properties can not be specified for this element type". I'd be so appreciated if you could help in resolving this error or what other element I may use for this case.