I have a follow up question to the element birth. I have a multi step model in which the elements of one body are killed in the first load step and birthed later on. Initially the body which is deactivated has initial stress defined as APDL code under the geometry section (/prep7 - inistate).
From what I have read in the manual and seen in my simulations, the initial stress is re-set to zero when the killed elements are re-activated. I have attemped to add the inistate code under the load step, but get the error that it can only be added in the first load step. Does anyone have any suggestions for having killed elements have a stress when birthed?
I tried to attach the archived project, but it is too large.