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Shell Local Material Axis Definition for Orthotropic Material

Most orthotropic material rely on the parameter AOPT to define the change/update the default material axes defined by LS-DYNA. The default axis for every shell element is based on the order of the node numbers if INN=0 which is then based on N1-N2 and the cross-product of N1-N2 and N1-N4. The default material axes may […]

LS-DYNA Material Selector

Finding a good material law can sometimes be a daunting task even for experienced users. To facilitate a quick review of possible material laws for a given material criteria, a LS-DYNA Material Law Browser was created for personal use and I hope its useful for others. Please send any feedback you may have at info […]