Axisymmetric Structures

Hi Everyone,

Does CCX has got the capability for modeling axisymmetric structures with non-axisymmetric loading with 2D elements?

I’m looking for something similar to ABAQUS CAXA8RN element or ANSYS PLANE25 element where the Fourier series are introduced into the interpolation functions to describe the change of displacements in the circumferential direction.



No, such elements aren’t supported in CalculiX. You can find a list of available finite elements here: CalculiX: Overview of the finite element capabilities of CalculiX Version 2.20 and in the user’s manual (chapter 6.2. Element types):