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2d mesh and 3d mesh

hello,

i designed a plate of thickness 5 mm and length and width are 150 and 50 mm respectively. when i compare the analysis between  2d and 3d mesh the results are different. but actually result should be same..

please help me

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Re: 2d mesh and 3d mesh

Does the plate undergo bending? If so, how many solid elements are used through the thickness of the plate, and are they linear or parabolic? 1 solid element through the thickness of the plate isn't sufficient. 3 is better.

 

Regards,

Mark