Dear all,

I’m trying to implement a temperature dependent material. The reason can be found here.

The young’s modulus and poisson’s ratio for each element is given and I want to define just one material and a lot of temperatures which leads (approximately) to the given poisson ratios/youngs modulus.

I think this can be done quite easy…(at 0 K and 5 K, this makes physically no sense, but just for testing)

*MATERIAL,NAME=T_dependent_mat

*ELASTIC

210000,0.3,0

10000,0.5,5

*INITIAL CONDITIONS,TYPE=TEMPERATURE

Node_set1,0

Node_set2,5

Node_set3,3

…

*SOLID SECTION,MATERIAL=T_dependent_mat,ELSET=Eall

The ratio/modulus at my setting is given element wise, but I just can find the possibility to define the temperature at nodes. **Is there a easy way to define a temperature for an element?**

Additionally I would like to visualize the resulting youngs modulus in a colormap. I haven’t found a possibility at the documentation to do that. **Is there a possibility to get the values of the young’s modulus for each element?**

Best regards,

Patrick