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Distortions in Contour plot of DOF soln in ANSYS (Composites)

  1. Nov 27, 2013 #1
    Hello Everybody,

    I've been doing structural analysis of Composite plate using the element SOLID46. It's a quarter-plate method where the plate has 16 layers symmetric about the thickness.
    The dimensions are 100 x 100 x 2.032 mm and fine to coarse meshing was used.

    Symmetric boundary conditions along X and Y axis were applied to two edge surfaces of the plate while a structural displacement uniform load of 1 mm was applied to the other two surface edges.

    In General PostProc, the Contour plot of DOF solution along X direction resulted in distortions along the edges where structural displacement uniform load were applied. It also occurs along Y direction.

    I'm not able to account for this distortions.
    Ansys APDL was used for the entire procedure.


    Thank you
  2. jcsd
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