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Karthik

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Discrete stiffener techniques 4 and 5
« on: June 22, 2020, 12:59:13 PM »
Hello,

I am trying to size a model that has discrete stiffeners (shell elements for web and flanges). For detailed sizing, Hypersizer only gives me option to choose from technique 2 or 3 (stiffeners represented as 1D elements). Wondering if this is a license issue or I am missing something. I am using version 7.3.57.

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Stephen

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Re: Discrete stiffener techniques 4 and 5
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 11:20:32 AM »
Hello,

Current versions of HyperSizer actually only supper techniques 1-3, where stiffeners are either not modeled, modeled as bar elements, or modeled as a combination of bar and shell elements. "Technique 4" stiffeners can still have their individual portions sized for local strength and stability without using the DSM force summation approach.

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Stephen

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Re: Discrete stiffener techniques 4 and 5
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 12:14:01 PM »
Thanks for the response Stephen. Was there a specific reason / concern for discontinuing the support for techniques 4 and 5?

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Re: Discrete stiffener techniques 4 and 5
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 12:20:28 PM »
We suspended support for those two techniques to focus efforts on the ones our customers used more commonly, but we are open to supporting additional modeling approaches in the future!