OptiStruct – Thickness change output for Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis

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OptiStruct – Thickness change output for Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis



Product Version: OptiStruct 2019.0 or above

Topic Objective
Thickness change output for large displacement nonlinear analysis with OptiStruct.

Topic Detail
THICKNESS output has always been available for size or free-size optimization for shells and composites.It is now supported for shell elements in LGDISP analysis (NLSTAT & NLTRANS).It is very useful to visualize how much the ‘thickness’ of the shells are decreasing or increasing (specially in necking type applications).

Analysis Page: Control card: THICKNESS
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