Hi Ali, just a suggestions from me.
The plate can be treated as a shell if you are interested in stress and deformation of it. To treat it as a shell element, you first rmb the body and treat it as a solid then rmb again and select Define Shell on selected faces.
If you're not interested in the plate for other purpose than adding the load, you can exclude the plate from the analysis and add the load to the cross beams directly instead.
Thanks to Sindre Sorhus & Jim Sculley
I remodel the basket as follow:
For beams, I've made SWX to treat them as solid.
and Put loads on the bottom beams.
Stress Plot as follow:
and Deflection plot as follow:
And the mesh-plot, for one padeye:
Is there a better meshing method for this particular structure? (currently 153'555 elements in model)
And the next question:
In real world situation, this basket normally hanged by crane, using a 4-legged slings ... for the fixtures in modeling, I've fix all 4 holes of the padeyes ... but in real world, the situation is different ... How can I apply the real situation of the fixtures in the model ?
And the final question:
How can I model some weld-lines (fillet & groove welding) for this model ? and how can I analyze those weld lines in SWX ?
Thank you in advance.