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..
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.