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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 " 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?