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C3D8R element question from an ANSYS user

C3D8R element question from an ANSYS user

C3D8R element question from an ANSYS user

I have occasion to be involved in some work with a code used by another firm. They referred to the C3D8R element, but in the context of discussing their use of Solidworks Simulation. As I understand it, though, the C3D8R element is an ABAQUS reduced-integration element. Is SS just running an "ABAQUS light" under its hood? They are both Dassault products, so that seems logical. Is the SS C3D8R element a reduced-integration brick?

RE: C3D8R element question from an ANSYS user

As far as I know, there is no Abaqus integration in Solidworks. They still use their Cosmos. I also doubt, that Solidworks has hex-meshes and so no C3D8R.

C3D8R is a
Continuum element
8 nodes (so a linear hex)
Reduced integration

RE: C3D8R element question from an ANSYS user

Thanks, folks. I appreciate your help.

RE: C3D8R element question from an ANSYS user

As Mustaine noted, I have only ever seen tet meshes reported from SOLIDWORKS simulation analyses. This may have changed in recent releases though.

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