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Solar panel

Hi I am trying to perform FEA on a solar panel. Basically I am trying to assign material to the structures. I want to select galvanised iron for its structure but I am unable to select it. I only have the option of iron. Can anyone help me how can I change the material properties of iron to galvanised iron? There are only options of youngs modulus, density and poissons ratio which I can change. However I cannot find these values on google for galvanised iron.

Same thing for mild steel. How can I select mild steel?

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Hey there!

In general you can select any material from the library and adapt its parameters. However there are some materials (and material behaviour) that cannot be selected on the platform. Would have to do my own research for galvanised iron - found that one after a 1 min search: http://www.matweb.com/search/datasheet_print.aspx?matguid=abbf07b7f93a4c358a0ddd194f5c18be

Cheers!

Jousef