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3D Mesh From Extruded 2D Mesh

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08-28-2012 11:10 AM

A typical way of obtaining a proportional 3D 8-Node element mesh in other FEA software is to extrude a 2-D 4-Node element mesh.  Is this possible with Autodesk Simulation MES (Specifically, the 2011 release)?



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Re: 3D Mesh From Extruded 2D Mesh

08-31-2012 09:36 AM in reply to: bsilj

Yes, it can be done. Any other questions? :smileywink:







I suggest you look at the page "Help > Autodesk Simulation > Examples > Modeling" in the Help. In particular, "Cylinder with Convection Model" and "Ball in a Box with Body to Body Radiation Model" use forms of "extrusion" to convert a planar mesh into a 3D mesh. You do not need to run the heat transfer analysis if you don't want to; you just need to read the examples for the modeling experience.




John Holtz, PE
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Pittsburgh, PA

Simulation Mechanical user since Dec 1997