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Composite Stack Information

You can save the composite stack information in files with .csv or .txt extensions. You can then load the stack information for future use.
It is best practice to edit the composite stack information in the Shell Definition PropertyManager.

The following information is optional while loading the stack.

Contains the description of the file.
Contains the units for ply thickness. If you do not define the units, they are used from Simulation > Options > Default Options > Units.
Stack is symmetric
Specifies whether the stack is symmetric about the mid-plane.
Angle of ply 2-n relative to ply 1
Specifies whether the ply angles of plies 2,3, ..., n are defined relative to ply 1.

The following information is required when loading the stack. You must create atleast two rows of information for a meaningful stack definition.

Column for ply thickness values.
Column for ply angle values. It is recommended to use angles within the -90° to 90° range.
Column for material name of each ply as listed in the library. The format is <material library name>:<material name>. If you do not type the material library name or type it incorrectly, all libraries are checked. If multiple occurences of material names exist, the first occurence is used.

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