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Stiffness not changed for Buckling Constraint

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**JanPio**:

Hi,

I try to implement buckling constraint of 1 into my analysis.

My settings:

* Failure analyses: only stiffness requirements

* ABD components: all D_ij (also tested with all A_ij and all D_ij, same problem)

* one buckling load case from ANSYS

* panels in the region where buckling occurs first are "one stack unstiffened" starting at 2mm thickness, Max bound is sufficiently high

* all elements are in a common display set that is selected for the constraint

* FEA loads extraction: peak element filtered (if this makes a difference for FEA constraints)Working:

* Mode shape displayed in FEM Viewer

* correct Eigenvalue displayed in FEM Viewer

* max translation of 1 displayed in FEM Viewer

* iterations run without error

* buckling contraints, lambda_actual, lambda_req and the factor are shown in the iteration report

* the thickness is increased once from 2 to 3 mmHowever, the factor does not seem to be correctly translated into required stiffnesses of the panel (see table below).

Not working:

* the thickness is not further increased

* all component factors for stiffness are =1 (see table below)

* all margins of safety are (slightly) positive (probably because the required stiffness matches the actual stiffness in the table)

* there is no Mode Detection Parameter higher than the order of E-31, which seems very low to me

lambda limitlambda actualFactor10.002128684469.7737189D11D11,req CurrentD11,req NextFactor181121.4823181121.4823181121.48231

Do you know why the obviously high "Factor" does not lead to further panel thickening?

Thanks,

Jan

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