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Element Orientation

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Hi Experts,

 

I am just a beginner and faced the below problem.

for one of the metallic part model, I have different element orientations for elements (It is not consistent for elements of same part which modelled by automesh option). If I make them using N1-N2 ,. Though it is a metallic material part, my customer would like to get it consistent.

Is there any way to do this? Finally I need to assign all nodes to a cylindrical coordinate system. Will it create again the problem with element orientation.

 

Please support with your suggestions. I m using 2017.2 version.

 

Thanks and Regards

Nithin

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Hi,

 

for material orientation review/edit use 2D>composites>material orientation panel.

 

To assign nodes to a cylindrical coordinate system use analysis>system>assign panel. In the same panel, there is also an option for material orientation.

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Thank you for feedback. But unfortunately, this is not what I am looking for.

The material is metallic, not composite.

element normal are in one direction, but the element orientations are not. This is the problem. If I make orientation in one direction, normals getting disturbed.

Hope my problem is clear now.

 

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