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Setting up Orthotropic Material

Question asked by Nick Christensen on May 17, 2013
Latest reply on May 23, 2013 by Graeme Hyson

Hi all,

I need some help setting up an orthotropic material in Simulation. My part has carbon Uni that is wound radially over the exterior of a metal body (imagine holding carbon uni towpreg and letting it wrap onto something that is spinning in a lathe). So when Solidworks is asking me for Elastic Modulus in X Y and Z this doesnt really apply... I need to enter the modulus in the radial direction..

does this make sense? Any help is much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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