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User manuals and Orthotropic material parameters
Posted Mar 25, 2020, 5:03 AM EDT General, Introduction, Structural Mechanics & Thermal Stresses 1 Reply
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I am new to COMSOL and are looking for relevant user manuals (in this case for the solid / structural Mechanics module. Specifically I am looking for in depth manuals explaining the different interface options. I have found the 'Structural Mechanics Module User's Guide', but this mainly contains theory and explanations, and does not go in depth with the interface options. Where can I find such a manual?
For instance: I am modelling a simple solid with an orthotropic material. In the Material settings I have chosen an orthotropic material under 'Material Properties' and are to fill out the fields in the 'Material constants' section. I am to enter three E-moduli, shear moduli and Poisson's ratios (having a 'Orthotropic' 'Property group'), but I apparently also need to enter another E-modulus, shear modulus and density (having a 'Basic' 'Property group'). I don't know what these extra basic properties (except for the density) are, and I would like to have these explained in a manual.