SOLID5 (legacy)  3D CoupledField Solid  Anisotropic elasticity, Magnetic, Piezoelectric matrix 
PLANE13 (legacy)  2D CoupledField Solid  Anisotropic elasticity, Magnetic, Piezoelectric matrix 
FLUID30  3D Acoustic Fluid  JohnsonChampouxAllard
Equivalent Fluid Model of a Porous Media 
SOLID65 (legacy)  3D Reinforced Concrete Solid  Anisotropic plasticity, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Concrete
or
concrete damage, Creep, DruckerPrager plasticity, Multilinear
elasticity, State
variables (userdefined), Userdefined 
SOLID96  3D Magnetic Scalar Solid  Magnetic 
SOLID98 (legacy)  Tetrahedral CoupledField Solid  Anisotropic elasticity, Magnetic, Piezoelectric matrix 
FLUID116  Coupled ThermalFluid Pipe  State variables
(userdefined), Userdefined 
LINK160 (explicit)  Explicit 3D Spar (or Truss)  Bilinear kinematic hardening,
Plasticity laws 
BEAM161 (explicit)  Explicit 3D Beam  Bilinear kinematic hardening,
Viscoelasticity, Plasticity laws 
PLANE162 (explicit)  Explicit 2D Structural Solid  Bilinear isotropic hardening,
Bilinear kinematic hardening, Composite damage, Viscoelasticity, Foam, Honeycomb, MooneyRivlin
hyperelasticity, Plasticity laws 
SHELL163 (explicit)  Explicit Thin Structural Shell  Bilinear isotropic hardening,
Bilinear kinematic hardening, Composite damage, MooneyRivlin hyperelasticity, Plasticity laws 
SOLID164 (explicit)  Explicit 3D Structural Solid  Anisotropic elasticity, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Composite damage, Concrete damage, Viscoelasticity, Foam,
Geological cap, Honeycomb, MooneyRivlin hyperelasticity, Plasticity laws 
COMBI165 (explicit)  Explicit SpringDamper  Explicit springdamper
(discrete) 
SOLID168 (explicit)  Explicit 3D 10Node Tetrahedral Structural Solid  Anisotropic elasticity, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Composite damage, Concrete damage, Viscoelasticity, Foam,
Geological cap, Honeycomb, MooneyRivlin hyperelasticity, Plasticity laws 
CONTA171  2D 2Node SurfacetoSurface Contact  Cohesive
zone, Coefficient of friction, Userdefined
friction, Contact
interaction, Contact surface
wear Orthotropic friction (TB,FRIC,,,,ORTHO) is not
applicable to the 2D contact elements CONTA171 and
CONTA172. Contact surface wear is not available for
CONTA176 and CONTA177. Contact
interaction for general contact definitions is not applicable to
CONTA175 and CONTA176. 
CONTA172  2D 3Node SurfacetoSurface Contact 
CONTA173  3D 4Node SurfacetoSurface Contact 
CONTA174  3D 8Node SurfacetoSurface Contact 
CONTA175  2D/3D NodetoSurface Contact 
CONTA176  3D LinetoLine Contact 
CONTA177  3D LinetoSurface Contact 
CONTA178

3D NodetoNode Contact
 Coefficient of friction,
Userdefined
friction, Contact
interaction Orthotropic friction (TB,FRIC,,,,ORTHO) is
not applicable to CONTA178. Contact interaction
for general contact definitions does not apply to
CONTA178. 
LINK180  3D Spar (or Truss)  Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Prony
series constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity,
Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, State variables
(userdefined), Userdefined, Voce isotropic
hardening law 
SHELL181  4Node Structural Shell  Anisotropic hyperelasticity,
Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Materialdependent alpha and beta damping (Rayleigh Damping), Materialdependent structural
damping, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shape memory alloy (SMA), Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, State variables
(userdefined), Swelling,
Userdefined, Voce isotropic hardening law 
PLANE182  2D 4Node Structural Solid  Anisotropic
hyperelasticity, Anisotropic
elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Camclay,
Cast iron, Mullins effect, Crack growth fracture criterion, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, DruckerPrager concrete, Elasticity, Extended DruckerPrager, Gurson pressuredependent plasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Jointed rock, Materialdependent alpha and beta
damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural damping, Microplane, MohrCoulomb, Porous elasticity, Prony series constants for viscoelastic
materials, Ratedependent plasticity
(viscoplasticity), Rateindependent
plasticity, Shift function
for viscoelastic materials, Shape memory
alloy, State
variables (userdefined), Swelling, Uniaxial stressstrain
relation, Userdefined,
Voce isotropic hardening
law 
PLANE183  2D 8Node or 6Node Structural Solid 
MPC184  Multipoint Constraint  Joint (linear and nonlinear
elastic stiffness, linear and nonlinear damping, and frictional behavior) 
SOLID185  3D 8Node Structural Solid  Anisotropic hyperelasticity,
Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Camclay, Cast iron, Mullins effect, Crack growth fracture criterion, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, DruckerPrager concrete, Elasticity, Extended DruckerPrager, Gurson pressuredependent plasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Jointed rock, Materialdependent alpha and beta
damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural damping, Microplane, MohrCoulomb, Porous elasticity, Prony series constants for viscoelastic
materials, Ratedependent plasticity
(viscoplasticity), Rateindependent
plasticity, Shift function
for viscoelastic materials, Shape memory
alloy, State
variables (userdefined), Swelling, Uniaxial stressstrain
relation, Userdefined,
Voce isotropic hardening
law 
SOLID186  3D 20Node Structural Solid  Anisotropic
hyperelasticity, Anisotropic
elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Cast
iron, Mullins
effect, Camclay, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, DruckerPrager concrete, Elasticity, Extended DruckerPrager, Gurson pressuredependent plasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Jointed rock, Materialdependent alpha and beta
damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural damping, Microplane, MohrCoulomb, Porous elasticity, Prony series constants for viscoelastic
materials, Ratedependent plasticity
(viscoplasticity), Rateindependent
plasticity, Shift function
for viscoelastic materials, Shape memory
alloy, State
variables (userdefined), Swelling, Uniaxial stressstrain
relation, Userdefined,
Voce isotropic hardening
law 
SOLID187  3D 10Node Tetrahedral Structural Solid 
BEAM188  3D 2Node Beam  Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Chaboche
nonlinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Elasticity, Hill
anisotropy, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy (SMA),
State variables
(userdefined), Userdefined, Voce isotropic
hardening law 
BEAM189  3D 3Node Beam 
SOLSH190  3D 8Node Structural Solid Shell  Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Cast iron, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Extended DruckerPrager, Elasticity, Gurson pressuredependent plasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Materialdependent alpha and beta
damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural damping, Prony series constants for viscoelastic
materials, Ratedependent plasticity
(viscoplasticity), Rateindependent
plasticity, Shift function
for viscoelastic materials, Shape memory
alloy, State
variables (userdefined), Swelling, Uniaxial stressstrain
relation, Userdefined,
Voce isotropic hardening
law 
INTER192  2D 4Node Gasket  Gasket 
INTER193  2D 6Node Gasket 
INTER194  3D 16Node Gasket 
INTER195  3D 8Node Gasket 
INTER202  2D 4Node Cohesive  Cohesive
zone

INTER203  2D 6Node Cohesive 
INTER204  3D 16Node Cohesive 
INTER205  3D 8Node Cohesive 
SHELL208  2Node Axisymmetric Shell  Anisotropic hyperelasticity,
Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Materialdependent alpha and beta damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural
damping, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy (SMA),
State variables
(userdefined), Swelling,
Userdefined, Voce isotropic hardening law 
SHELL209  3Node Axisymmetric Shell  Anisotropic hyperelasticity,
Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Materialdependent alpha and beta damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural
damping, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy (SMA),
State variables
(userdefined), Swelling,
Userdefined, Voce isotropic hardening law 
CPT212  2D 4Node Coupled PorePressure Mechanical Solid  Bilinear isotropic
hardening, Camclay, Cast iron, Chaboche nonlinear
kinematic hardening, Coupled PoreFluid Diffusion and Structural Model of Porous Media, Density, DruckerPrager concrete, Elasticity, Extended DruckerPrager (excluding Cap yield surface), Gurson pressuredependent plasticity, Hill anisotropy (with TB,BISO or
TB,PLAS,,,,MISO only), Hyperelasticity, Jointed rock, Microplane, MohrCoulomb,
Multilinear isotropic hardening, Nonlinear isotropic hardening, Porous elasticity, Swelling, Coefficient of thermal expansion 
CPT213  2D 8Node Coupled PorePressure Mechanical Solid 
CPT215  3D 8Node Coupled PorePressure Mechanical Solid 
CPT216  3D 20Node Coupled PorePressure Mechanical Solid 
CPT217  3D 10Node Coupled PorePressure Mechanical Solid 
FLUID220  3D Acoustic Fluid 20Node Solid Element  JohnsonChampouxAllard Equivalent Fluid Model of a Porous Media 
FLUID221  3D Acoustic Fluid 10Node Solid Element  JohnsonChampouxAllard Equivalent Fluid Model of a Porous Media 
PLANE223  2D 8Node CoupledField Solid  Anisotropic hyperelasticity, Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Cast
iron, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic
hardening, Creep,
Coefficient of thermal
expansion, Anisotropic electric
permittivity, Extended
DruckerPrager, Elasticity, Gurson
pressuredependent plasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Migration
model, Mullins
effect, Piezoelectric
matrix, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Piezoresistivity, Ratedependent
plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Material structural damping, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy,
Uniaxial stressstrain relation,
Voce isotropic hardening
law These material properties do not apply to piezoelectric analyses
(TB,PIEZ) where KEYOPT(1) = 1001 or 1011. 
SOLID226  3D 20Node CoupledField Solid 
SOLID227  3D 10Node CoupledField Solid 
PLANE233  2D 8Node Electromagnetic Solid  Magnetic 
SOLID237  3D 10Node Electromagnetic Solid 
HSFLD241  2D Hydrostatic Fluid  Fluid 
HSFLD242  3D Hydrostatic Fluid 
REINF263  2D Smeared Reinforcing  Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Chaboche
nonlinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Density, Elasticity, Hill
anisotropy, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, State variables
(userdefined), Swelling,
Userdefined, Voce isotropic hardening law 
REINF264  3D Discrete Reinforcing 
REINF265  3D Smeared Reinforcing 
SOLID272  General Axisymmetric Solid with 4 Base Nodes  Anisotropic hyperelasticity, Anisotropic
elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic
hardening, Bilinear kinematic
hardening, Cast iron, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Extended DruckerPrager, Shape memory alloy (SMA) 
SOLID273  General Axisymmetric Solid with 8 Base Nodes 
SOLID278  3D 8Node Thermal Solid  State
variables (userdefined), Userdefined 
SOLID279  3D 20Node Thermal Solid 
SHELL281  8Node Structural Shell  Anisotropic
hyperelasticity, Anisotropic
elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Materialdependent alpha and beta damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural
damping, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy (SMA),
State variables
(userdefined), Swelling,
Userdefined, Voce isotropic hardening law 

SOLID285  3D 4Node Tetrahedral Structural Solid with Nodal Pressures  Anisotropic hyperelasticity,
Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Cast iron, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Extended DruckerPrager, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Materialdependent alpha and beta damping (Rayleigh damping), Materialdependent structural
damping, Prony series
constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity, Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy,
State variables
(userdefined), Swelling,
Uniaxial stressstrain relation,
Userdefined, Voce isotropic hardening law 
PIPE288  3D 2Node Pipe  Anisotropic hyperelasticity, Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear
isotropic hardening, Bilinear
kinematic hardening, Cast
iron, Mullins
effect, Chaboche nonlinear
kinematic hardening, Creep, Coefficient of thermal expansion, Damage
evolution law, Damage
initiation criteria, Density, Extended
DruckerPrager, Elasticity, Hill
anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Prony
series constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity,
Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, Shape memory alloy (SMA),
State variables
(userdefined), Userdefined, Voce isotropic
hardening law 
PIPE289  3D 3Node Pipe 
ELBOW290  3D 3Node Elbow  Anisotropic hyperelasticity,
Anisotropic elasticity, BergstromBoyce, Bilinear isotropic hardening, Bilinear kinematic hardening, Mullins effect, Chaboche nonlinear kinematic hardening,
Creep, Coefficient of
thermal expansion, Damage evolution law, Damage initiation criteria, Density, Extended DruckerPrager, Elasticity, Hill anisotropy, Hyperelasticity, Prony
series constants for viscoelastic materials, Ratedependent plasticity (viscoplasticity), Rateindependent plasticity,
Material structural damping,
Shift function for viscoelastic
materials, State variables
(userdefined), Userdefined, Voce isotropic
hardening law 