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Patran 2010 User's Guide

Patran 2010 User's Guide

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The purpose of this manual is to introduce the first time user to the Patran program. The User’s Guide covers the basics of the program and helps the novice user in becoming comfortable with Patran through a number of examples.
The purpose of this manual is to introduce the first time user to the Patran program. The User’s Guide covers the basics of the program and helps the novice user in becoming comfortable with Patran through a number of examples.

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Published by: Don on Mar 05, 2010
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•Aspect measures the maximum dimension ratio of opposing edges, faces or principal directions
in surface or solid elements. For example, in a Quad element, the aspect ratio represents the ratio
of length to width. Normally, finite elements provide more accurate answers when the aspect
ratio is closest to 1.
•Warp measures the degree to which a Quad element's corner points are out of plane from the
centroidal plane of the element.
•Skew measures angular deviation from a rectangular shape in surface elements.
•Taper measures geometric deviation from a rectangular shape in Quad elements.
•Edge Angle measures the maximum deviation angle between adjacent faces of a solid element.

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Chapter5: Finite Element Meshing

Checking the Finite Element Model

•Face Warp, Face Skew, Face Taper measures warp, skew, and taper, as described above, for
faces of a solid element.
•Twist measures the maximum twist between opposing solid element faces in Wedge and Hex

elements.

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