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*SOLID SECTION

Keyword type: model definition

This option is used to assign material properties to 3D, plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetric element sets. The parameters ELSET and MATERIAL are required, the parameter ORIENTATION is optional. The parameter ELSET defines the element set to which the material specified by the parameter MATERIAL applies. The parameter ORIENTATION allows to assign local axes to the element set. If activated, the material properties are applied to the local axis. This is only relevant for non isotropic material behavior. For plane stress and plane strain elements the thickness can be specified on the second line. Default is 1.


First line:

Second line (only relevant for plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetric elements; can be omitted for 3D elements):

Example:

*SOLID SECTION,MATERIAL=EL,ELSET=Eall,ORIENTATION=OR1

assigns material EL with orientation OR1 to all elements in (element) set Eall.


Example files: beampo2, planestress.



guido dhondt 2012-10-06