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Orthotropic plate under pressure with SOL601

Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
Siemens Experimenter

I compare bending of a 150x100 ortotropic plate with SOL101, SOL601 (Adina) and SAMCEF.


The plate is supported by 4 corner nodes and a pressure is applied. The material orthotropy axis is the diagonal.

If SOL101 and SAMCEF give similar shapes, Adina shows a different behavior that doesn't looks coherent with orthotropy. Sim and Fem files are attached, did I make a mistake?


Re: Orthotropic plate under pressure with SOL601

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

I passed this on to Adina and this is their response:


I see now why the deformation shape is like what SOL 101 gives due to the very high E1/E2 ratio.


It looks like the ADINA 3-node shell is too stiff due to locking. If a much finer mesh is used, the results would be similar to SOL 101. Attached is a sample input file.


We will continue to investigate this problem with our 3-node shell.


I split the original elements twice to achieve a finer mesh.101 vs. 601 results: