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apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh
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apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

(OP)
Hello everyone
does anyone know how can i apply a notch to a part with the orphan mesh which i imported from another program as an input file?
the part is a polycrystalline material which i imported from Dream.3D

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

If it’s something like a bending sample with V notch used for fracture tests, you can use a seam feature to disconnect selected nodes and make the crack open during bendning.

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

(OP)
actually for the moment I want to deal with very simple cubic notch and it would be used for the tension test. but since my input file is pre-meshed I didn't know how to create a notch on it.

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

Then I think it would be better to use Edit Mesh tools available for operations on orphan meshes. You can delete individual elements, move nodes and so on.

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

(OP)
hello again the edit mesh tools work for my case for deleting of the element but i have a problem with creating a specific geometry as my notch geometry. because since these tools just delete the mesh it is not possible to make a cubic notch in the material.

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

You can try to turn that orphan mesh into geometry using Geometry Edit —> Face —> From element faces. Then it will be easy to do it.

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

(OP)
thanks a lot Geometry Edit blongs to which modulus?

RE: apply a notch on a part with the orphan mesh

This option is available in the Part module.

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