Flattened Tube

@FLATTENED_TUBE_DEFINITION {
@FLATTENED_TUBE_NAME {FlubName} {
@SHAPE_GROUP {WALLED_CLOSED}
@SHAPE_TYPE {FLATTENED_TUBE}
@DIMENSIONS {
@DIMENSION_01 {h}
@DIMENSION_02 {wT}
@DIMENSION_03 {t}
@DIMENSION_04 {αT}
@DIMENSION_05 {wB}
@DIMENSION_06 {αB}
@DIMENSION_07 {α}
@DIMENSION_08 {β}
}
@MATERIALS {
@MATERIAL_01 {Mat1}
}
@IS_DEFINED_IN_FRAME {FrameName}
@MESH_DENSITY {md}
@COMMENTS {CommentText}
}
}

Notes

The flattened tube: base configuration

Component Dimension Symbol Default Nb.
flattened tube height h required 01
Top flange width wT required 02
Top flange thickness t required 03
Top flange angle αT 04
Bot flange width wB wT 05
Bot flange angle αB 06
Table 1. Dimensions defining the geometry of the flattened tube.
  • The flattened tube features a single zone.
    1. Zone 1.
      • Comprises the following faces: FlangeTop, SideRightTop, SideRightBot, FlangeBot, SideLeftBot, and SideLeftTop.
      • Is associated with homogeneous material properties, Mat.
  • Figure 1. Configuration of the flattened tube