# PARAM, SHELLTI

Bulk Data Entry Identifies the handling of nodal shell thicknesses defined on the shell element entries.

Parameter Values Description
SHELLTI <YES, NO>
YES (Default)
Nodal shell thicknesses, Ti defined by the user on the shell element Bulk Data Entries (for example, CQUAD4 entry) are used directly for the solution.
NO
Nodal shell thicknesses, Ti defined by the user on the shell element Bulk Data Entries (for example, CQUAD4 entry) are averaged and this average value is used as the shell thickness for the element.