That is probably not the most proper place to ask for assistance for Abaqus (I appologise for that) but I hope that the people here have experience with it as well.
I would like to model a simple pipe structure with any of the elbow elements available in Abaqus, for instance the beam element ELBOW31. In the Mesh module I successfully assign ELBOW31 as Element Type but it is also needed to assign an elbow section in the Property module. The problem is that when I create a Beam section in the list with the profiles I do not see "Elbow". In the Abaqus manual for Beam Section it says "Set SECTION=ELBOW for elbow elements, which are available only in Abaqus/Standard." (http://mse-license1.mse.drexel.edu:2080/v6.7/books/key/default.htm?startat=ch02abk06.html#usb-kws-mbeamsection). In my version Abaqus/ CAE 6.11-3, Abaqus/Standard is the product employed in the simulation process so I don't understand why I can't see Elbow as an available cross section profile for beam elements?
Can you give me a clue how could I employ the elbow elements in my analysis?
Thank you for the help in advance!