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Experimenter
Experimenter

Sir

I meshed my model with plate element with different thickness, why it is showing the thickness dividing the value in both the direction.

 

thanks and regards

 

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Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Dear Kiit,

This is the normal behaviour, but if you have a 3-D solid with variable thickness (and you are using FEMAP V11.2!!) then you can let FEMAP to compute the midsurface, mesh the midsurface with Shell elements and issue command "Modify > Update Elements > MIDSURFACE THICKNESS & OFFSET" and the result will be the following:

 

variable-thickness-menu.png

 

variable-thickness-animated.png.gif

 

To learn more visit my blog in the following address: https://iberisa.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/64-nueva-version-de-femap-v11-2-marzo-2015/

 

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Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
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Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/