I'm modelling a pipe which is supported inside a material.
I had modelled this using a solid mesh with orthotropic properties whcih had a elastic supports around the outer surface but was getting incorrect results and it did not adequately capture the membrane effects.
In order to correct this, I change the model to a shell mesh but got a error saying somethign like "...it couldn't find an element for the elastic support...". Additionally, now that I have changed to a shell mesh, the elastic supports have disappeard from the list of available connections.
Does this imply that SW does not support elastic supports for shell meshes and whay not?