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Six-node wedge element (C3D6 and F3D6)

The C3D6 element is a general purpose wedge element (2 integration points). The shape functions can be found in [1]. The node numbering follows the convention of Figure 60.

Figure 60: 6-node wedge element

This element is included for completeness, however, it is probably not very well suited for structural calculations unless a lot of them are used. Please use the 15-node wedge element instead.

The F3D6 element is the corresponding fluid element.

guido dhondt 2014-03-02