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This quick tutorial covers the challenge of an axisymmetric model with contact. We start from the basics and then show an example courtesy of one of our clients. We came up with this rather complex challenge and to solve it we started simply with a 2D plate with a hole then we moved to something axisymmetric. At the very end we were able to check it against our real model.

This five-minute-tutorial provides an introduction to the world of composite laminate modeling. From creating a 2D orthotropic material to using APIs to assist in post processing, this jam-packed tutorial covers our standard workflow. In fact it’s so jam packed, we had to add a couple extra minutes!

OUTLINE:

  • Composite Material (2D Orthotropic) – UD Carbon Fiber
  • 9-ply Symmetric Layup (45°/-45°/0°/90°/0°/90°/0°/-45°/45°)
  • Laminate Property with Hill Failure Theory
  • Meshing – just like standard plate elements
  • Material Orientation – the reference angle
  • Post Processing – deflection, stress and failure indices