6e. Algor Composite Material

Composite Material

Import Model

First model a plate in Rhino with 3000mm length and 1000 width.

Please refer to the surface structure_Tokyo Cathedral report regarding importing and meshing model.

Boundary condition

Select the two ends of the plate and right click, click ‘Add’ and ‘Edge Boundary Condition’.

Click ‘Pinned’ and ‘OK’

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Setting the gravity load in ‘Analysis Type’

Element Type

Double click ‘Element Type’ in Tree view and click ‘Thin Composite’

Choose Thin Composite when:

  • You wish to model a plate element consisting of many thin layers (lamina).
  • The length and width of the plate is at least 5 to 10 times the thickness.
  • The elements are initially flat (planar).

Choose Thick Composite when:

  • You wish to model a plate element consisting of multiple layers with one layer much thicker than the others.
  • The length and width of the plate is at least 2 to 3 times the thickness.
  • The elements are initially flat (planar).

Element definition

Double click ‘Element Definition’ in Tree view and switch to the page of ‘Laminate’. Enter the Thickness (30mm).

Double click ‘none’ under the column of ‘Material’. Click ‘OK’

Click ‘Add Row’ to set another layer of material.

Double click ‘none’ to select the material again. Click ‘OK’

To create a new material, we can click ‘Create New Library’

Click ‘Edit Properties’ and input the data of the material properties.

Results

Perform analysis as usual.

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