Connecting Layered Shells with Solids and Shells
Application ID: 78261
The Layered Shell interface is used to model thick to moderately thin composite laminates. These composite laminates are often connected with solid or sufficiently thin structures in different configurations to represent a realistic structure. These solid and thin structures are in general accurately and efficiently modeled using Solid Mechanics and Shell interfaces respectively.
This tutorial and verification model illustrates how to connect layered shell elements with solid and shell elements in cladding or side-by-side configuration using built-in coupling features. In this example, the results of the layered shell-solid-shell structure is compared with the reference model built using solid elements.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.