Setting Axis System of Solid
Tips & Tricks
Each solid has a local coordinate system. The stresses and strains are also related to this local axis system.
The FE axis systems can be displayed or hidden in the Project Navigator-Display using the "FE Axis System x, y, z" check box (Figure 1).
The solid coordinate system can be adjusted for solids of the Material type, provided that no layered mesh is activated for the solid (Figure 2).
To do this, open the "Edit Solid" dialog box by double -clicking the relevant solid. The "Axes" tab manages the orientation of the local axes. In the default setting, the axes are oriented according to the global axes. The local axes x or y of the solid can also be aligned parallel to the axes of an edge surface, a line, a surface or in the direction of a user -defined coordinate system (Figure 3).
Sonja von Bloh, M.Sc.
Product Engineering & Customer Support
Ms. von Bloh provides technical support for our customer and is responsible for the development of the SHAPE‑THIN program.
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The model is constructed by means of parameters for geometry and loads and regenerates when the parameters are changed.
- Normal stresses σx from axial force and bending
- Shear stresses τ from shear force and torsion
- Equivalent stresses σv with comparison to limit stress
- Stress ratios related to equivalent stresses
- Normal stress σx from unit normal force N
- Shear stress τ from unit shear forces Vy , Vz , Vu , Vv
- Normal stress σx from unit moments My , Mz Mu , Mv
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