
Threedimensional AnalysisModelling the ObjectThreedimensional objects are entered as a series of component groups, each describing a twodimensional section of the object for a specified thickness. A sketch of the model should therefore be made as an orientation aid for input of layers in the z direction. Such an orientation sketch should show the object in orthogonal sections, including reference coordinates consistent in all three directions. For the threedimensional demonstration object, the sketch would show the geometry as follows: x/y sectionsee sketch of 2dimensional model! x/z section
z/y section
The reference list of material properties for the twodimensional section modelled in the last chapter covers nearly all of the materials required here. The only new material is that of the perimeter brick, for which λ = 0.500.
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