3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2016 12:11 AM by Vineet Upender Reddy

    Global contact not creating a compatible shell mesh

    Chris Van Woert

      Hi,

       

      I'm fairly new to Simulation and I'm having issues getting a compatible mesh using shells. I'm using global bonded contact with the "compatible mesh" option selected, and the surfaces are in direct contact with each other. The structure is made from square tube and mostly welded butt joints, the part was created using weldments and then converted to surfaces.

       

      Even when I create a test part consisting of a tube butted against a flat plate, the resulting mesh does not have node sharing at the interface.

       

      Any suggestions?