Apply Thickness to Midsurface
Use the Map Thickness tool to apply thickness values to shell elements on midsurfaced geometry.
The thickness will be assigned on the midmesh either on node card, element card, nodal thickness on element card or also as properties on elements depending on the solver interface you are using.
Options for Map Thickness
Access the following options by clicking on the Elements ribbon: Map Thickness tool guide bar.
Define Thickness Options
 Minimum thickness/Maximum thickness
 Define a thickness to assign calculated thicknesses.
 Assign offset to elements/sections
 To assign an offset value to elements if they are not in the middle of the selected geometry, select the Assign offset to elements/sections checkbox.
 Group elements by thickness interval

 Automatic Method
 Groups elements with similar thicknesses together, and assigns an average thickness to the groups based on the “Factor of thickness” interval range input.
 Method Fixed Interval
 Control thickness properties at constant intervals.
 Merge isolated elements with adjacent groups
 Merges isolated elements into adjacent groups. The tolerance factor is used to determine if the element is going to be regrouped by “Thickness Variation Factor”. Range (0, 1.0). For example, if the value is 0.2, elements can only be regrouped if the percentage change in thickness is going to be less than 20%.
 Thickness precision
 Round the thickness values up or down to have the same number of decimal digits as the input value in the Maximum thickness range interval field. There are three modes available. Automatic determines an optimal truncation.
 Scaling at corners [0,10]
 Enter a scaling factor to use when interpolating thickness values near tjunctions or corners. A value less than 1 will result in linear decrease in the thickness values nearer to the junction/corners. A value of zero will result in an approximate massconserved thickness estimation. When equal to 1, the thickness is extrapolated / interpolated without any scaling. When greater than 1, the thickness will increase as you go closer to the junction.