Specifying Orthotropic Engineering Data Properties

  • Last Post 09 November 2019
Brennan posted this 07 November 2019

Hi experts, 

I currently am going to do an FEA on one of my parts. Attached is a pdf with all of the data about the material. It is orthotropic. 

I want to add the material to my engineering data. However, I cannot find a place to specify the tensile modulus, tensile strength, flexural modulus, and flexural strength inside the engineering data. 

Under the linear elasticity and the Orthotropic data, I see where I can specify Young's modulus, Poisson's data, and the shear modulus for the x, y, and z directions. However, I don't see where I can specify the given data about the material from the constants given in the pdf. 

Thank you for your time.


Here are the pictures of the data for the material, as I didn't realize before that staff is not allowed to open up attachments. 

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peteroznewman posted this 09 November 2019

The data provided in the pdf is not sufficient to define orthotropic material constants for elasticity. The only orthotropic data provided is the CLTE.

Contact the manufacturer and ask for more information.

Or obtain a sheet of the material, machine out test coupons in different directions, mount them in a tensile testing machine and obtain the force-displacement data that can be converted to stress-strain to extract the Young's Modulus, Poisson's Ratio, and Shear Modulus in the different directions.