ShellMITC4 and zeroLength Element

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katterineac
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ShellMITC4 and zeroLength Element

Post by katterineac » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:45 am

Hi I'm trying to model a slab which is representated by ShellMITC4 elements but at some point of it's length the slab has releases. The releases are zeroLength elements. I want to know if it's possible to representate slab releases as zeroLength elements in the model.

Ashok
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Re: ShellMITC4 and zeroLength Element

Post by Ashok » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:15 pm

I think yes. You can give very small rotational stiffness...

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