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  1. Hi Prakash, thanks for your help, now it works just fine.
  2. Hello guys, I'm currently optimizing a cfrp monocoque for our formula student team. After the free size optimization I wanted to check the composite failure, but I can't find cfailure in the control cards as it was in the previous version. How can I get results for the composite failure in Hyperworks 13 to look at in HyperView? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi Prakash, I am looking at the von Mises element stresses (2D & 3D).
  4. Hi Prakash, when I simulate the 3 point bending test with the model I set up and the model I downloaded from your link, I have the problem that only the laminate on top and on the bottom are transmitting any stresses. If I check the element stresses for 2d and 3d the core is completely blue (0 MPa) and the displacement of the sandwichstructure is way too high. Also if I try to edit the solids via solid edit I can not select the solids in the core as if there are no solids at all. Do you know where the problem is and how I can transmit the stresses into the core?
  5. Hi Prakash, when I change the Card Image of the plies from PLY to NONE, I get the ERROR "missing ply" and an other Card Image for the single plies is not available. The only way I see to assign PSOLID with MAT9ORT to the solids I converted from the shell elements, is to assign the property to the automatically created component. But I am not able to put the SOLIDS into my Laminate. Now how can I create an Laminate with plies and solids?
  6. Hello Prakash, thanks for your response. Have you already checked the model and can give me answers to my problem?
  7. Hello guys, I'm currently trying to simulate a 3 point bending test to get the best material arrangement for high bending stiffness in a composite monocoque, while keeping the weight low. The laminate i strive for is a sandwich structure with an aramide honeycomb core in the centre and three plies of different material on top and on the bottom. These are the steps I did so far: 1) I created a CAD model, imported it to HyperMesh, organized the componets (specimen, impactor, support) and meshed them with 2D elements. 2) I created the materials. MAT1 for the impactor and the support of the 3 point bending test, MAT8 for the different plies and MAT9ORT for the honeycomb core. 3) After that I created the properties. PSHELL with an elementthickness of 2 for the impactor and support, PCOMPP for the plies and PSOLID with the honeycomb material for the core. 4) Then I created the different plies. 6 with the MAT8 material for the top and bottom layers and 5 with the MAT9ORT material for the core to get a total of 5 elements over the thickness of the core. The material type for all plies is ORTHOTROPIC. 5.1) I created a laminate with the 5 core plies and then did a "shell to solid conversion" with this laminate. After that I got a new component with 5 elements over the thickness. [5.2) In a second try I did the "shell to solid conversion" with the plies of the core which led to the same result as 5.1] 6) I assigned the PCOMPP property to the specimen elements, otherwise the laminate and layers weren't visible over 2D detailed element representation. 7) I updated the laminate with the other 6 plies. 8) Finally I created the load collectors and the load step, an output request for CSTRAIN and CSTRESS 9) I started OptiStruct to run the analysis. But after a few seconds i got these errors: *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 5 referenced by PLY # 7, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 5 referenced by PLY # 8, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 5 referenced by PLY # 9, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 5 referenced by PLY # 10, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 5 referenced by PLY # 11, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). *** Errors with missing, incorrect or duplicate IDs found 5 times. So when I got back to the model to check the properties, I wasn't sure if the PSOLID property and the MAT9ORT material are assigned to the plies in the laminate or to the new created component for the solids of the conversion. I want to get a laminate with from top to bottom: 3 layers of PCOMPP MAT8, the PSOLID MAT9ORT core and then 3 layers of PCOMPP MAT8 again. Is it even possible to creat such a laminate and if yes, in wich order should I assign the properties and creat the laminate?Or are there other ways to simulate this kind of sandwich structure in HyperMesh and OptiStruct? Here I uploaded the HM file so you can have a detailed look at my model: http://www.file-upload.net/download-10836303/3-point-bendingtest-setup-2.hm.html These are some screenshots of the different views on the model:By property, 2D detailed http://www.pic-upload.de/view-27981011/Forum-by_prop.png.htmlBy component, 2D detailed http://www.pic-upload.de/view-27981021/Forum-by_comp_2D.png.htmlBy component 2D traditional http://www.pic-upload.de/view-27981023/Forum-by_comp_1D.png.html I hope you get my problem and can help me fix it. Thanks in advance!
  8. Hello, I'm to optimize an CFRP drive shaft for an formula student race car. The shaft itself is produced in a winding process. The tulips of the homokinetic joints are glued into the ends of the shaft. For that I created a model with a PCOMPP property and a laminate with 4 plies. The tulips are simplified as rod elements with HyperBeam tubesections and PROD properties with characteristical values of aluminium. The measurements are: length of the shaft: ca. 300 mm inner diameter: 65 mm laminate thickness: 8 mm length of the rods: 80 mm inner diameter of the tulips: 45 mm If I run an analysis of the model and check the out.file, the mass is calculated as about 1350g. If I run the free-size optimization afterwards, the mass before the first iteration is calculated as 1270g. I don't understand why the two values aren't the same. Is the calculated mass in the analysis the mass of the tulips and the shaft an the mass before the free-size optimization only the mass of the shaft because of the objective function? I don't really get, why there is a difference. Because the mass of the tulips should be about 600g and not 100g. The objective funktion ist minmass and the contraints are set by the displacement of the nodes of one end of the shaft.
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