2.2.7: Specify Materials
Materials can be either defined by manually setting their mechanic properties or by selection from a library of predefined materials (see fig. 184.108.40.206 (3)). Materials attach to cross sections. There are two options for assigning materials:
Fig. 220.127.116.11: Definition of materials via element names
- 1.Assignment via the “Assemble”-component (see fig. 18.104.22.168). The “Elem|Id” input-plug specifies the names of the elements to which the material shall be attached. Alternatively a regular expression can be used to select elements. Leaving “Elem|Id” empty sets the material for all elements. Materials are not attached to elements directly but to the element’s cross section.
- 2.Direct input at the “Cross Section”-component like in fig. 22.214.171.124.
Fig. 126.96.36.199: Definition of a material directly at the "Element"-component
Fig. 188.8.131.52 shows how materials can be defined by element names “Elem|Id”: definition of an isotropic custom material (1); definition of an orthotropic custom material (2); selection of a material from the material library (3).
Assignment via the “Assemble”-component overrides direct assignment in the cross section.