This test lets you check the thermal expansion of a composite plate. For this test, the reference is the mesh formed of linear
hexahedron elements (HE8). 

Reference: 3D model with linear hexahedron elements (HE8), computed with CATIA. 

SpecificationsGeometry Specifications
Analysis Specifications


ResultsThe static analysis results correspond to the maximal displacement along the Z component (Tz).


To Perform the Test: The CompositePlateThermoQD4.CATAnalysis document presents a complete analysis of this case, computed with a mesh formed of linear quadrangle elements (QD4). The CompositePlateThermoHE8.CATAnalysis document presents a complete analysis of this case, computed with a mesh formed of linear hexahedron elements (HE8). To compute the mesh with parabolic quadrangle elements (QD8), proceed as follow:
