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How to use solid46 for tapered laminated plates in ANSYS?

Hamid Keshavarzi's picture

Hello everyone,

I want to apply solid46 element for a variable-thickness laminated plate in ANSYS. The plate is composed of 15 layers and the three top laminas shape the tapering edge only.

I have attached a picture of plate cross-section. However I have to mesh plate thickness other than its width for
obtaining more accurate results.

I have this question:

Is it possible to use solid46 for this plate and such discretization? If yes how?

I know either that solid46 has the ability to model multi-thickness laminated plates but I’m not sure it can do
what I’m concerned.

I’ll appreciate anyone who can help.


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