Example: 2D Plane Strain Modeling

The following example shows the differing results of modeling a pipe as a 2D solid model and as a 2D shell model. Note that the geometry you select for the 2D solid version of this model is the cross-section surface, whereas the geometry you select for the 2D shell version is a curve to which you have already assigned a simple or advanced shell idealizationâ€”in this case, the outside curve.