Shell elements as Rhino geometry

Download: shell_geometry

mesh_01

nurbs_geometry

Shell elements can be created from NURBS closed curves or planar surfaces, but not from non-planar surfaces or open cuves.

nurbs_meshing

mesh_generator

We use external mesh generator (T3D) to generate shell elements’ mesh. In the Analysis settings you can change element size (in mm) to generate more dense and precise mesh (i.e. 150, figure above). The Element count argument is used only for beam elements (MIDAS doc in CZ).

nurbs_to_mesh_geometry

Non-planar shell elements can be created from Rhino Mesh geometry. You can also re-mesh Rhino Mesh as mentioned above.

mesh_02