Stack Direction

Stacking direction of plies in a laminate.

The stacking direction of plies in a laminate is determined by element normals for both ply-based and zone-based models. Element normals can be set from either the 2D > composites > element normals or Tool > normals panels.

Refer to Composites Panel for further details.

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The following images show the laminate stacking direction for a given element normal.

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