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NX Advanced Simulation: To define physical property for thin shell 2D mesh in NX FEA simulation

After completing the 2D meshing , you have to assign physical properties like Thickness, Material etc to proceed with the simulation task.
For this , in simulation navigator right click on the thin shell 2D collector and select Edit option and choose the material from the Library database and input correct thickness of the model.

You can see a sample physical property set of a thin shell 2D collector assigned with steel material and with thickness 2 mm.

Physical Property                   

  • Shell Property : PSHELL1
  • Name : PSHELL1
  • Type : PSHELL
  • Label: 1

Materials                           

  • Plane Strain  : false
  • Material 1 : Steel-Rolled
  • Use Material 1 for Material 2  : true
  • Use Material 1 for Material 3  : true
  • Material 4  : (none)
  • Default Thickness : 2 mm
  • Bending Coefficient of Inertia Ratio: 1
  • Transverse Shear Thickness Ratio    : 0.833333
  • Nonstructural Mass : 0 kg/mm^2
  • Fiber Distance, Z1 : Not defined
  • Fiber Distance, Z2 : Not defined