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Material Nonlinearity

Hello Everyone,

 

Is there a way to setup a nonlinear elastic orthotropic material in Femap with NX Nastran?

I'm modeling an orthotropic material where E1 and E2 are both stress dependent.

 

Thanks for the help!

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‎01-25-2017 10:39 AM

Re: Material Nonlinearity

This a limitation of Nastran nonlinear materials. See the note below from the NX Nastran Basic Nonlinear Handbook:

 

In NX Nastran, you can perform nonlinear elastic material analyses using isotropic materials. To
define the material properties for a nonlinear elastic analysis, use the MAT1 bulk data entry in
conjunction with the MATS1 and TABLES1 entries to define the stress-dependent material properties.
On the MATS1 entry, when you’re creating a nonlinear elastic material, use field 4 to set the TYPE
option to NLELAST.

 

Regards,

 

Joe

 

Re: Material Nonlinearity

Hi Joe,

 

Thank you for answering my question so quickly. I am aware of the capability of nonlinear elastic properties for isotropic materials but I was looking for the same in orthotropic materials. I suppose an approximation with an isotropic material will have to do. Thanks again for the reply.