M. To assign plates as plane stress
To assign plate elements as plane stress elements, use the following procedure.
This specification results in plates that only resist stress within the plane of the plate, but resist no out-of plane bending. These plate elements are analogous to truss members.
- Select the plates which will be plane stress elements.
Specification ribbon tab, select the
tool in the
The Plate Specs dialog opens to the Plane Stress tab.
To… Do the following… add the specification to the model and assign to the current plate selection click Assign. add the specification to the model for later assignment click Add.