Anisotropic materials in curved geometries Answered
When using the geom bend command, a rectangular mesh can be bent into an arc. If I assign a transversely isotropic material using the stiffness tensor input, I assign Cij entries that correspond to different directions in Hooke's law. Are these stiffness entries mapped according to the global coordinate system after bending (output xcrs,ycrs) or the initial coordinate system (output xcrd,ycrd)? In other words, is the bending transformation also applied to the stiffness tensor? I've attached a drawing to help illustrate my question. Thanks for the help.