OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

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Element Types and their Parameters

In this section we list each element type and its parameters. Two features are common to each element: the gray value and the boolean planestrain.


The gray value only has an effect on how the element in a Mesh Drawer (see section 5.1) appears. It is a floating point number between 0 and 1, where 1 is white and 0 is black. [dimensionless]

If planestrain=true, a plane strain stiffness matrix is calculated for the element. The plane is that of the screen. If planestrain=false, then a plane stress stiffness is imposed on the element. [boolean]


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