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bossIsaac
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How show composite element orientation ?

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04-23-2013 10:49 PM

How show  composite element orientation method in the Pretreatment??

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AstroJohnPE
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Re: How show composite element orientation ?

05-01-2013 09:04 AM in reply to: bossIsaac

I think you cannot show it in the FEA Editor. (I am not sure, but I think you cannot show it in the Results environment either.)

 

The best you can do is display the element 1, 2, 3 axes from which the lay-up of the plies and the fiber orientations are based on (in some cases). The element axes can be displayed with "View > Visibility > Object Visibility" and selecting the desired axis or axes.

John Holtz, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

16 years experience with Simulation Mechanical
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bossIsaac
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Re: How show composite element orientation ?

05-08-2013 06:49 PM in reply to: bossIsaac

Composite element orientation can show in the Results environment either.composite element orientation.gif

Excuse me, Are there other ways to check the element orientation before the results?

Easy to check the correctness in the element orientation.

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ilyas
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Re: How show composite element orientation ?

05-09-2013 01:22 AM in reply to: bossIsaac

Hi,

 

I don't know what you mean by Pretreatment, but if you want to check the element orientation before running the analysis, go to View>Visibility>Object Visibility and check the boxes for the axes that you want to display, as was mentioned by John.

 

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Ilyas 

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AstroJohnPE
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Re: How show composite element orientation ?

05-09-2013 11:44 AM in reply to: bossIsaac

To get into the Results environment before you run the simulation, use "Analysis > Analysis > Check Model".

John Holtz, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

16 years experience with Simulation Mechanical
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