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chetanladha April 29, 2011 09:20

Problem with meshing
I am trying to calculate thermal stresses in a cylinder. i have created the model, selected element type thermal solid "Quad4 node55".
Now when i try to mesh, it shows the following error:
"Element type 1 is PLANE55, which cannot be used with the VMES command. Meshing of volume 1 is aborted."

Can anybody please help...
I am using ANSYS 12.1 Mechanical APDL

Thanks in advance

k_k May 2, 2011 04:23


as the error says you are trying to mesh a volume with 2D plane element types.

For solid use either SOLID 164(8 node brick element) or SOLID 168 (10 node tetrahedral elements) or SOLID 70 (thermal element)


chetanladha May 2, 2011 04:33

Thank you very much..

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