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Shell edge to edge bonded contact with gap

Question asked by Steven Wood on Aug 22, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2013 by Jared Conway

Does anyone know if it is possible to bond edges of shell elements including a gap? This is happening when angled surfaces in the same plane meet together and their edges dont exactly line up. I have tried a search but could not find exactly what im looking for. Below is a screen shot of a simplified analysis that I want to bond the two edges of;

 

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A face to edge bond does not seem to work in this situation. Maybe im missing something obvious but the best i can come up with so far is very stiff springs but this gives mixed results at best.

 

Look forward to your comments!

Steve.

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