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How to write *SECTION TSHELL in Patran

Tech Articles ID    KB8021665
Status:    Published
Published date:    06/16/2014
Updated:    08/12/2014
Reported In:   Patran (2010 r1) - Patran LS-DYNA3D Preference

Abstract (Question)

1)      How to write *SECTION TSHELL in Patran - LS DYNA preference


Description (Answer)

In the LS -DYNA 3D preference, Use the following option to define thick shell

Properties > Create > 3D > Thick Shell

This will write *SECTION_TSHELL card in LS-DYNA deck


In the Nastran Explicit Nonlienar preference, the equivalent option is properties > 3D > Solid shell