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Beam and shell contact

Question asked by Fabio Santilli on Jan 26, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2016 by Keith Frankie

Hi everybody,

I’m trying to simulate a frame in a static analysis with Simulation 2016. I want to simulate this stuff with a mixed mesh technique but I have some trouble. In particular, in a part of the frame there’s a connection between a shell body and a beam body as shown in the figure.




I’ve isolated the two parts and I’ve tried to simulate the stuff but something doesn’t work properly. The shell loses contact from the beam and doesn’t transmit the torque to it. I can’t understand why. The connection types are shown in the figures.






Thank you very much in advance.