Solid mechanics and element settings

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Erkki Holopainen

Erkki Holopainen

February 9, 2013 12:47pm UTC

Solid mechanics and element settings

Hi!
I am analysing stresses and displacements of simple 2D steel plate with Comsol 4.2. I need to get results calculated by triangle linear plane stress elements for comparison.

How can I change element type to linear? Comsol seems to use quadratic elements by default?

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Ivar Kjelberg

Ivar Kjelberg

February 9, 2013 3:02pm UTC in response to Erkki Holopainen

Re: Solid mechanics and element settings

Hi

yes COMSOL uses 2nd order (mostly) elements, this is under "Discretization" tab of your main physics node, but it appears only if you turn the extra view mode on: check your "options parameters" and turn discretization view "on" (there are several others there to once you start to understand the details to COMSOL, I run with all on ;)
but it makes your screen full of tabs you do not always need to access

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Good luck
Ivar

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Erkki Holopainen

Erkki Holopainen

February 10, 2013 9:21am UTC in response to Ivar Kjelberg

Re: Solid mechanics and element settings


Thanks Ivar! I got it now.


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