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Solids are eight-node

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objects

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used

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to

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model

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3D

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structural

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systems.

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Each

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solid

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has

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six

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quadrilateral

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faces

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with

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a

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joint

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at

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each

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corner.

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Nodes

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may

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be

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collapsed

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to

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form

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wedges,

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tetrahedra,

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and

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other

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irregular

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volumes.

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An

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isoparametric

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formulation

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offers

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nine

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optional

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incompatible

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bending

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modes

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which

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improve

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bending

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behavior.

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Material,

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temperature-dependent,

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and

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anisotropic

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properties

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may

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be

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assigned,

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and

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gravity

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loads,

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surface

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pressures,

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pore

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pressures,

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and

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thermal

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loads

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may

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be

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applied.

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Aspect

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ratios

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should

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be

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less

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than

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four,

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while

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those

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near

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unity

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provide

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for

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the

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best

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results.

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Additional

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information

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is

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available

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in

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the

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CSI Analysis Reference Manual (The Asolid Element, page 230 and The Solid Element, page 215).

List of resources2

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drafts-root

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Solid

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drafts

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labelsolid