Fig. 18.104.22.168: Utilization on a deformed shell
Shell cross sections may consist of several layers (see section 3.3.2). The layer with index “0” spans the whole cross section height by default, the other layers can be used to e.g. specify reinforcement layers. With the “LayerInd”-input, which defaults to “0”, one can specify the cross section layer to be displayed. In order to set the location inside a layer one has to specify a fiber: “1” corresponds to the upper boundary, “−1” to the lower boundary of a layer. The local z-axis points to the upper boundary.
Since the shell layers may have arbitrary orientations, it is often useful to display their local coordinate systems. This can be done with the “Local layer axes”-radio button under the “Display Scales”-submenu. The slider there allows to adapt the size of the coordinate system arrows.
The color range of the results starts at the minimum value and stretches to the maximum. You can define individual color ranges for all result quantities in the "karamba.ini"-file. Alternatively it is possible to select from a list of color-ranges via the component's context menu: right-click on the component, go to item 'Colors' and select a color range. A “Legend”-component lets you inspect the meaning of the colors.
Under the sub-menu “Render Settings” one can choose from the following rendering options which always refer to the currently set layer: