User Triangular Shell Elements Using Solid Property Example

A triangular shell property is defined using a user solid property with rotational degrees of freedom at nodes.

Bricks are degenerated to three node shells. Property reads stresses computed in a user’s material. Internal forces, internal moments, and strain increments are written.

Figure 1. 3-node-shell Mesh Made Up of Two Degenerated Brick Elements

Figure 2. Element Degeneration

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