TR.13.2 Solid Element Incidences Specification
Use the following commands to specify 4- through 8-noded elements, also known as solid elements.
Additional information on these elements is available in G.5.2 Solid Elements.
The element incidences for solid elements are to be identified using the expression SOLID to distinguish them from plate/shell elements.
ELEMENT INCIDENCES SOLID
i1 i2 i3 i4 i5 i6 i7 i8 i9 ( TO i10 i11 i12 )
REPEAT n ei ji
REPEAT ALL n ei ji
ELEMENT INCIDENCES SOLID must be provided immediately after MEMBER INCIDENCES (if any) are specified as well as after the ELEMENT INCIDENCES SHELL (if any).
|i2 … i9||Joint number of the solid element|
|i10||Last element number to be generated|
|i11||Element number increment|
|i12||Joint number increment|
|n||Number of times REPEAT or REPEAT ALL is be to be carried out|
|ei||Element number increment|
|ji||Joint number increment|
Specify the four nodes of any of the faces of the solid element in a counter-clockwise direction as viewed from the outside of the element and then go to the opposite face and specify the four nodes of that face in the same direction used in specifying the nodes of the first face. The opposite face must be behind the first face, as defined by the right hand rule, i.e., the opposite (back) face points to the first (front) face, which points to the viewer.
Use REPEAT ALL 0 to start a set of solids that will be repeated if you don’t want to repeat back to the last REPEAT ALL.