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Modeling sandwich composite in ANSYS
Hi, i need help modeling sandwich structure in ANSYS 12.1, i have found some materials online on how to do it? I have tried the basic steps. got some results, but now how do i validate that. I have experimental data for three point bending. But i want to make sure that what i am doing in ANSYS APDL is darn right.
3 layers 45/0/45
thickness 0.1/0.365748/0.1 (inch)
material i am using right now are carbon fiber and foam DH100
properties of each layer have been assumed to be isotropic
carbon fiber weave
poisson's ratio = ?
Poisson's ratio = 0.4
what kind of boundary conditions and how to check properties layer by layer, which elements should i use?
i am beginner in ANSYS and also in field of composites.