Please forward this error screen to sharedip-1601531662. I have been ask to evaluate an analysis done on a bifurcation. Solid nonlinear finite element analysis of solids and structures pdf Shell elements for plate structures ?
Best Of All, It’s Free! Eng-Tips’s functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail. Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden. My FEA knowledge is about 5 years out of date. I know the solid mesh is quick to build from the CAD model. Making a shell mesh takes longer and more skill.
Despite the new solid-shell element I am uncomfortable with it, and don’t know whether to trust the results. Does anyone have advice, or maybe a link to a article where they compare the accuracy to tradition shells? RE: Solid vs Shell elements for plate structures ? A single solid element through the thickness would be no good if there was through wall bending as there is only one gauss point at the centre of the element. Better results would be obtained with a 20 noded quadrilateral solid element or just spend more time and build a shell model. They are much easier to build than 3D solid models though it does involve more than a single click from a CAD model.