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Orthotropic material - 'element' or 'material' axis?

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09-27-2013 06:52 AM

Hi to everybody.

Because I have to use an emispherical and thin solid dome, immersed in a fluid domain, and it is made by conductive plastic material (it is obviously orthotropic), I didn't found, reading documentation, any indication about how to build a 'Local Coordinate System'

So, I should like to know if X Y and Z axis (indicated in Material Database panel) are global or local.

If they are global, this is a serious limit to this very fine software; if not, I really will appreciate any help to resolve this issue.

Many thanks

       Piero

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Re: Orthotropic material - 'element' or 'material' axis?

09-27-2013 03:12 PM in reply to: picirrottola

Hi Piero,

 

The X, Y, and Z material properties are based on the global coordinates and you cannot define local material properties.

 

This would be an excellent comment to add to the idea station.

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Simulation-CFD-IdeaStation/idb-p/82

 

-Royce



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