StressCheck Tutorial: Assigning Laminate Orthotropic Materials
Abstract: Assignment of laminate orthotropic materials to hand meshed elements using Type: Lamina and Type: Laminate-Stack.
- If “Lamina” is selected, the user may utilize the “Angle” field to supply ply orientation values. These values may be the ply angle in degrees, a user defined parameter with the value of the ply angle in degrees, or a ply sequence for sub-laminates (e.g. “0/90/0/90/0).
- If “Laminate-Stack” is selected, the user may assign a laminate stack definition to an element or set of elements using “Ply” (ply-by-ply discretization), “Lump” (homogenized sub-laminate) or a combination of both.
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