Offset Shells for FEM Mode
Shells that are not compressed to the midsurface are exported with an offset to NASTRAN.
PTC Creo Simulate
|Product / Module||
PTC Creo Simulate Extension
|Product Functional Area||
Simulation - Structural & Thermal
|User Interface Location||Insert > Midsurface|
|Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices|
Benefits and DescriptionWhen compressing shells to a midsurface, the resulting shell is sometimes created on the red or yellow surfaces or a user-selected surface. In these cases, the output indicates an offset of the actual midsurface from the shell element location. The output to NASTRAN includes a correction for the offset.