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ELEMENT_SOLID

Nodes and connectivity
*ELEMENT_SOLID
eid, pid, nid${}_1$, nid${}_2$, nid${}_3$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_5$, nid${}_6$, nid${}_7$, nid${}_8$

Parameter definition

VariableDescription
eid Unique element identification number
pid Part identification number
nid${}_1$ Element node 1
nid${}_2$ Element node 2
nid${}_3$ Element node 3
nid${}_4$ Element node 4
nid${}_5$ Element node 5
nid${}_6$ Element node 6
nid${}_7$ Element node 7
nid${}_8$ Element node 8

Description

Defines a solid element.

linear tetrahedron = 4 nodes:

eid, pid, nid${}_1$, nid${}_2$, nid${}_3$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_4$
Linear tetrahedron
Linear tetrahedron
Solid element with four nodes

linear hexahedron = 8 nodes:

eid, pid, nid${}_1$, nid${}_2$, nid${}_3$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_5$, nid${}_6$, nid${}_7$, nid${}_8$
Linear hexahedron
Linear hexahedron
Solid element with eight nodes

linear pentahedron = 6 nodes:

eid, pid, nid${}_1$, nid${}_2$, nid${}_3$, nid${}_4$, nid${}_5$, nid${}_5$, nid${}_6$, nid${}_6$
Linear pentahedron
Linear pentahedron
Solid element with six nodes