i have a relatively large surface model that i am simulating and i need to find out how much the total weight of the surface is when it has been assigned the thickness. how do i go about doing this?
thanks in advance
You can semi-automate it with the use of Excel, where all you need to do is enter the area.
to do that i would stil need to click on each surface body and measure the surface area wouldnt i? or is there a quick way to select all surfaces and export their properties into excel?
As long as you have all of your shell thicknesses and materials defined, try running a static study. Use only one face as a restraint, and make gravity the only force/load applied. Then, check the reaction forces at the restraint. Simple calcs should get you the weight of the assembly.
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