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ABAQUS inp file opening in shell, not solid

ABAQUS inp file opening in shell, not solid

ABAQUS inp file opening in shell, not solid

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I am working on complex geometry, and meshing that part is extremely difficult in aqabqus. so I generated the mesh in hypermesh and exported the .inp file into abaqus. but the part is now shell not solid. what could I be possibly doing wrong?

RE: ABAQUS inp file opening in shell, not solid

Make sure that you export a volumetric mesh from Hypermesh, it’s likely that your current selection is a surface mesh. I had a similar issue when I was working in Ansa mesher.

RE: ABAQUS inp file opening in shell, not solid

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Thank you @FEA way. this has partially solved the issue. but it imports in tet elements and my geometry has to be in quad elements for element deletion simulation.

please help me out with this one.

RE: ABAQUS inp file opening in shell, not solid

You have to switch to hexahedral meshing in Hypermesh. I don’t use this software but there should be a clear distinction between those two types of meshes. You can check the element type in the input file using text editor before you import this file to Abaqus.

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