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axisymmetric blade + thickness

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Creator

i have an axisymmetric blade of length 90 mm. to the top of the blade attaches a section which has a thickness of 600mm. how do i model this in nx? 

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Re: axisymmetric blade + thickness

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Areas of an axisymmetric model that to not sweep through a full 360 degrees would typically be modeled with plane stress elements. Thickness would be set to represent the portion of the swept volume that actually contains material.

Re: axisymmetric blade + thickness

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

It's unclear from your question whether the elements are to be constant thickness or variable thickness (axisymmetric) based on radius.  For true axisymmetry you would want to define a thickness field as a function of radius if you are using plane stress elements, or else construct a 3D "wedge" model.  If you're looking at a bladed hub segment, our experience is that the hub is represented as axisymmetric (radially dependent thickness plane stress) and the blade is represented as constant thickness plane stress or a distribution based on its actual thickness.