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aeromaner

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Offset Definition
« on: January 26, 2021, 09:53:27 AM »
I want to know two situations.

1) As you know, hypersizer describes offset on property card (Z0). Is there any way to size using element offset (ZOFFS) in Hypersizer?

2) When do we use element offset (CQUAD4 9.column) initialy, what happens in this case? Does Hypersizer use this value?

Thanks

James

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Re: Offset Definition
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 11:27:32 AM »
HyperSizer does not read or write element offsets for shells. If you use element offsets to put the element at the midplane of the plate/laminate, keep the HyperSizer analysis reference plane = midplane. Don't move the analysis reference plane because the FEA solution will return element forces about the centroid of the element.

The HyperSizer analysis reference plane (on the options tab) should be consistent with the property offset location (Z0).

-James