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Author Topic: Buckling panel orientation relative to material direction  (Read 2217 times)

RobDexter

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Buckling panel orientation relative to material direction
« on: July 23, 2019, 10:42:59 AM »
Hi,
Is there a way to define buckling panels at an angle to the material orientation, or must they always be aligned?
I have a number of panels across a single skin with a range of orientations.  Some would be better represented by angling them relative to the material system.  Is this possible?
Best regards,
Rob.

Brent

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Re: Buckling panel orientation relative to material direction
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 11:43:14 AM »
Rob,

From an analysis perspective, we recommend to align the material axis to the assumed buckling x-span direction. HyperSizer uses the material direction to compute the panel spans and radius of curvature. Unfortunately there is not a way in HyperSizer to assign an angle between the material axis and the panel assumed x-span direction.

If you update the material axis in HyperSizer, be sure to recompute the buckling spans for that component. This option is available in the component drop-down in the FEM viewer. See link to help system below:

http://hypersizer.com/help_7.3/#Form-Graphics/Drop-Down/05-DD-Component.php?Highlight=buckling%20spans

Hope this helps.

-Brent