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Size matters! At least when it comes down to the finite element size. To cover different layers of fiber orientation in a fiber reinforced material it is necessary to use a fine mesh, but to keep the cpu time low, it has to be as coarse as possible. I´d like to share with you the following experience: - Midplane meshes of course are the best opportunity to caver as much information over the thickness as possible since it is simply your choice how many layers you´d like to use. - A Hexahedral mesh is nice to keep dof low, but can only cover as many information as there are elements over the thickness. - Tetrahedral meshes usually take less time in preprosessing and are usually the best choice to represent complex geometries. For short fiber reinforced materials they have another benefit. The center of each Tet-element is slighty shifted over the thickness and therefore, covers different information. In this picture you see the fiber orientation distribution function over the thickness (legend) and an example micrograph showing this effect in a real part. The different mesh types have different pros and cons when used to take these effects into account:
結果表示における、要素のレイヤーオプションについて、それぞれ下記の値を表示します。 Max : 最大値 Min : 最小値 Extreme : 最大絶対値 Sum : 値(スカラー)の和 Average : 平均値 Range : 最大値と最小値の差 Count : 出力結果が利用可能な層の数 MaxLayer : 最大値を示す層（名前付きでプロット） MinLayer : 最小値を示す層（名前付きでプロット） ExtremeLayer : 最大絶対値を示す層（名前付きでプロット） Top/Bottom : 上面層と下面層のコンターを同じプロットで表示 Mid : 基準面 Z1(Lower) : 下面層 Z2(Upper) : 上面層