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I have meshed a part using shell elements but in my part the thickness varies in different areas of the part (some areas T is 1mm and some areas T is 3 mm).

How should I define T when defining property for this part. I appreciate if you give me your suggestions




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Organize elems of this part into 2 comps with 2 props assigned

(shift F11 to move elems)


comp: comp1_t1.0mm, comp2_t3.0mm

prop: prop1_t1.0mm, prop2_t3.0mm


If you want to model some elems with varying thickness, set Nodal Thickness in CQUAD4, CTRIA3 card

If you want to model non-neutral elems, set Offset in CQUAD4, CTRIA3 card

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