AnsweredAssumed Answered

Elastic Supports

Question asked by Wade Langford on Apr 29, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2014 by Jared Conway

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?

 

Thanks

Outcomes