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Hi, I have some questions I was hoping someone could answer. I am trying to model a sandwhich structure with carbon fibre skins and aluminium honeycomb core and then perform a 3 point bending test in the software if possible. 1. Could someone please explain what the reason is for selecting PCOMPP, PSOLID etc, what are the reasons for choosing one of them over another? 2. Which compersite property: PCOMPP, PSOLID, PSHELL, etc, do I need to select for the task I want to achieve (3-point bending simulation)? 3. Another question relates to my understanding of the MAT 8 card....would I be correct in saying that as MAT8 only asks for the in-plane properties, it would not be possible to get proper results for a 3-point bending test in the software? (Or does the software still work this out?) 4. Would I need to use the MAT9 card for what I am trying to do and in that case what composite property do I select, PCOMPP, PSOLID, PSHELL, etc? 4. If I select for example PCOMPP for the honeycomb properties, do I have to select PCOMPP for the carbon fibre skin properties? Regards
Good morning, I'm trying to change the material orientation in a component. I tried in different way to do the 3D mesh and I tried to use different properties. The geometry is a simple hollow cylinder. I'm using Hypermesh 2017.3. The material is defined as MAT9ORT. To check the material orientation I used Analysis->Systems->Material Orientation. Mesh methods: Method 1: 3D mesh done by using Drag elements along the cylinder axis. The material orientation is along the plane perpendicular to the cylinder axis; Method 2: 3D mesh by using 3D->Element Offset->Solid Layers. The material orientation is along the cylinder axis; Method 3: 3d mesh by converting a ply laminates using the Aerospace tool "Shell to Solid". The material orientation respected the orientation angle given during the plies creation. These material orientations remain valid only without any property assigned. When I assign a property, the orientation changes without an apparent logic. Properties: Prop. 1: PCOMPLS: modifying the THETA angle in the property card didn't cause any modification in the material orientation; Prop. 2: PSOLID: when assigned to the component, the material orientation change the direction randomly and doesn't respond to any modifications with material orientation tool.