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In principle, it is also possible to perform detailed analysis in RF‑LAMINATE. In the case of a very high shear distortion, for example, it can be reasonable to use orthotropic solids for modeling. The video shows a simple modeling and result evaluation of a layer structure by using solids.
A criterion, as of when is the modeling using solids useful, is the shear correction factor. Further information and other criteria can be found in the following FAQ:

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The Poisson's ratio is set under the material by using the Edit Material dialog box. 
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Orthotropic surfaces are nonlinear and cannot be designed within the RFSTEEL Surfaces addon module. It is possible to get a full stress analysis in RFEM for the orthotropic surfaces defined with the orthotropy type "constant thickness" and compared to limiting stresses manually. For all other orthotropy type, the program is not aware of the geometric properties for the surface at every FE mesh point which is needed to calculate stresses. An extensive and detailed FE model would need to be created. See FAQ 2468 for an example of this. Surface types need to be set to "standard" to be designed within the addon module.

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The default definition of surface elements assumes the isotropic material behavior. The load attempts to get to the supports as quickly as possible. The stiffness of the elements also plays a role here.
In the case of plates, the best way to display and represent the structural behavior or the load transfer is to use the trajectories of the principal moments α_{b}. For wall elements, it is necessary to consider the trajectories of the principal axial forces α_{m}.
In this example, the load is not transferred parallelly to the free edges of the plate, but almost perpendicularly to the supports as this is the shortest path of the load transfer.
At the dulled corners of the structure, the load application area is larger than in the support centers, corresponds to a singularity point, and as a consequence of that, it has great peak values.
In order to force the system to remove the load parallel to free plate edges, the following procedure is the fastest:
Definition of an orthotropic plate. It is recommended to use the "Effective Thicknesses" orthotropy type. The effective plate thickness has to be specified in the support direction and a very small thickness in the secondary support direction (for example, 1 mm).
The second figure shows the difference between both models. 
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The warp and weft directions are linked to the axes of the surface. The default setting allows you to only apply isotropic prestress. If the axes are aligned, the orthotropic or radial prestress will be available as well.
The video shows the procedure.

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The material model according to TsaiWu unifies the plastic with the orthotropic properties. In this way, it is possible to specifically model the materials with anisotropic properties, such as plastics or timber. If the material is plastified, the stresses remain constant. The redistribution is carried out according to the stiffnesses available in the individual directions. The elastic area corresponds to the Orthotropic Elastic  3D material model. For the plastic area, the yielding according to TsaiWu applies:${\text{f}}_{\mathrm{crit}}\left(\mathrm\delta\right)=\frac1{\mathrm C}\left[\frac{\left({\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm x}{\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm x,0}\right)^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm x}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm x}}+\frac{\left({\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm y}{\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm y,0}\right)^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm y}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm y}}+\frac{\left({\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm z}{\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm z,0}\right)^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm z}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm z}}+\frac{{\mathrm\tau}_{\mathrm{yz}}^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm v,\mathrm{yz}}^2}+\frac{{\mathrm\tau}_{\mathrm{xz}}^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm v,\mathrm{xz}}^2}+\frac{{\mathrm\tau}_{\mathrm{xy}}^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm v,\mathrm{xy}}^2}\right]$where:${\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm x,0}=\frac{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm x}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm x}}2$${\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm y,0}=\frac{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm y}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm y}}2$${\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm z,0}=\frac{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm z}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm z}}2$$\mathrm C=1+\left[\frac1{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm x}}+\frac1{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm x}}\right]^2\frac{{\mathrm E}_{\mathrm x}{\mathrm E}_{\mathrm p,\mathrm x}}{{\mathrm E}_{\mathrm x}{\mathrm E}_{\mathrm p,\mathrm x}}\mathrm\alpha+\frac{{\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm x,0}^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm x}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm x}}+\frac{{\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm y,0}^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm y}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm y}}+\frac{{\mathrm\delta}_{\mathrm z,0}^2}{{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm t,\mathrm z}{\mathrm f}_{\mathrm c,\mathrm y}}$You can imagine the yield criterion as an elliptical surface in a sixdimensional stress space.If one of the three stress components is applied as a constant value, the surface can be projected onto a threedimensional stress space. The projection of yield surfaces for normal stresses according to Tsai‑Wu: if the value for fy (σ) is smaller than 1, the stresses rest within the elastic area. The plastic area is reached as soon as fy (σ) = 1; the values greater than 1 are not allowed. The model behavior is idealplastic, which means there is no stiffening. 
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In the case of timber, the "Orthotropic Elastic/Plastic 3D" material model has to be assigned to the "Material" solid type (Figure 01).
Since the program considers the "Contact" solid type as a member, it usually requires the isotropic material model (Figure 02). 
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In this case, the orthotropic material model is probably assigned to both the surfaces/solids and the members. However, timber members require an isotropic material model. Therefore, it is necessary to create another timber material and assigned it to the corresponding members or crosssections.

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In the case of userdefined matrices, the stiffness matrices of orthotropic surfaces are saved in the MatrixConstants.cfg file in the C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\Global\General Data folder. The folder requires the standard installation! 
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If you want to define failure criterion s for orthotropic material you have to define a orthotropic plastic material in the Material Model (picture 1).The yield criterion will be done according the TsaiWu criterion (picture 2).By this Link you can find a full set of verification examples to this material model.The material model itself is explained in several Knowledge base articles.
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