This Tutorial is Under Construction!

Author: John Singleton, Cornell University

Problem Specification

1. Pre-Analysis & Start-Up

2. Geometry

3. Mesh

4. Setup (Physics)

5. Solution

6. Results

7. Verification & Validation

## 2. Geometry

#### Launch Design Modeler

In order to start the Design Modeler ** (Double Click) Geometry**. After the Design Modeler opens, select meter as the desired length unit.

#### Proper Orientation

The sketching will be done in the XY plane, so ** (Click) XY Plane**, then click on the face plane button, .

#### Line Sketching

The laminate plate will be modeled using shell elements, thus the geometry needed will simply be a square in the XY Plane. In order to draw the rectangle ** (Click) Sketching > (Click) Rectangle** then draw a rectangle in the XY Plane.

#### Dimensioning

Dimension the rectangle such that both sides are defined to be 10m.

#### Surface Creation

Here, the rectangle will be turned into a surface. To do so ** (Click)Concept > Surface From Sketches**. Next, highlight all four edges of the rectangle and select

**in the "Details of SurfaceSK1" table. Now, click the generate button, , in order to create the surface.**

*Apply*