10.6 Solid Section

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A section starting with *SOLID SECTION defines a set of truss elements (T1D2, T2D2, T3D3), spring elements (S1D2), plate or 2D-continuum elements (CPE3/4, CPS3/4), respectively, whereby all elements within this set basically have the same properties.

The section keyword *SOLID SECTION has as options

*ELSET=<name>

refers to a name of a set of elements

 

(the same name also has to be defined within an element section)

*MATERIAL=<name>

refers to a material name defining the material of the elements

 

(the same name also has to be defined within a material section)



The data line describes the following data

$t$


with

$t$

cross section area in case of element types T1D2, T2D2, T3D3

 

spring stiffness (force/length) in case of element type S1D2 (used only with material type *ELASTIC)

 

thickness in case of element types CPE3/4, CPS3/4



The section keyword *SOLID SECTION has no own keywords.

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