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Hello,


 


for my model, the composite failure index is around 0.6 but plys with maximum FI varies from 10 in some places to 1.


 


Does that mean my model/structure composite will fail.As far I know if the composite failure index is <1 then the composite should not fail.


Just a bit worried about the ply(s) with maximum FI.


 


could someone help me with this.


 


Thanking you in advance.


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Hi Sritej,


 


can you output Strength Ratio instead and check the values?


 


Use PARAM,SRCOMPS,YES to output strength ratios. If SR is less than one then this indicates failure.


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I did try out what you said above.


But for a particular case my composite failure index is 7.98(which should be actually less than <1 to avoid failure) and my composite strength ratio is 28.17(greater than 1 in order to avoid failure).


 


What does this indicate?


if we go with the composite failure index the model is failing but at the same time if we go with the composite strength ration the model doesn't.


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Hi Sritej,


 


If you look at the FI, FI is usually a non linear function. It is recommended to look at SR which is similar to the safety margin.


 


SR= allowable load/actual load


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Prakash: I am getting failure index of 9.72 (Max) and strength ratio is 1e8. What stress does it use (Normal, Principle, Von Mises for orthotropic material??). I also have honeycomb and a coating layer. In post processing, how can I look at these separately ?


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Hi Sajid,


 


Different failure theories uses different stress types. For instance, Hill ply failure theory is deduced from VonMises theory. a failure index above 1.0 indicates that the allowable stress/strain has been exceeded.


 


Please refer to any theory book regarding failure indices for different failure theories.

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Thank you Prakash. BTW, The reason for 1e8 index was due to RBE2 connections fyi.


Also, SR sometimes shows up in the output and when I make changes, it does not. Any thoughts I will appreciate. I have been manually putting-in CFAILURE=YES. I can't find a place in Hypermesh to specify it. Do you know ? Thanks again.

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Hi Sajid,


 


CFAILURE is not available through GUI for now. You have to input it manually by editing the deck file.


 


Please let us know what are the changes you have made before SR turns off?

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Hi Prakash,

 

I have changed the soolver deck, but I still can't choose the failure tab in the Hyperview.

 

Is there anything I have missed?

 

Kind regards for you help again

 

Dean

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Hi Prakash,

 

I have added DEBUG, COMPOUT, 3.0 in the solver deck but I still can't see any result unfortunately. I have attached the solver deck, so you can see for yourself.

 

Is it wrong if I am adding the missing commands after the first run of analysis in the solver deck. I am doing so because in my analysis there is no solver deck otherwise.

 

Again I would be very thankful for your help :)

 

Kind regards

 

Dean

nb016_V1_increased_laminate_1.2_IMS_plypct_geshuffelt.fem

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Hi Dean,

 

Is this the correct .fem deck?

 

I am asking because, I don't see any property in the solver deck.

 

Can you please check?

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Hi Prakash,

 

this is the only fem.-file the analysis generates. If you open it with Microsoft notepad you see the following in the attached file.

 

Is the .fem file the right file you mean, the solver.deck?

 

Kind regards

 

Dean

 

 

Ausschnitt_fem.deck.thumb.PNG.7c6e7ce0cc

 

 

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Dean,

 

Yes .fem is the solver deck. But when I open this in OptiStruct I dont see any property (PCOMPP) in your model or am I missing something?

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Hi Prakash,

 

After I have optimized my structure, I analysed it, so I got a solver deck. After that I made my adjustments by inserting the needed code into the solver deck. now when I try to import the solver deck I get the following process message.                     568d59ab3038d_ImportantProcessMessages.P

 

Could you explain the process after I have finished my optimization and before I start the analysis?

 

Thank you so much.

 

Dean

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Hi Dean,

 

Looks like the designvariables have same serial ID. HyperMesh has taken care of this by renumbering the designvariables when you import.

 

 

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i am facing the same problem.. neither i am getting the failure index values (plot is zero for all values) and SR.. i tried to input the CFAILURE  in deck as you have shown above.. I am unable to get the FI and SR.. kindly help me with this

 

error message when i import solver deck:

Warning:  Unsupported cards found in the I/O options section have been written as unsupported control card.
Summary:Feinput finished with 0 errors and 1 warnings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0_90.fem

0_90.h3d

0_90.html

0_90.mvw

0_90.out

0_90.res

0_90.stat

0_90_frames.html

0_90_menu.html

hwsolver.mesg

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