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Weldment mesh for drop test

Question asked by Chase Manny on Aug 30, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 1, 2016 by Keith Frankie

I am currently attempting to put together a drop test simulation on a part made from thin wall tube weldments. However, when I attempt to create a mesh, solidworks does not create a beam mesh similar to the static analysis and attempts to perform a standard curvature mesh. I have corrected all interference between weldment members, but the majority of the members still fail to mesh (there are about 10 that don't fail to mesh but what specific members succeed seems to vary each mesh). I have found that the finer I make the mesh, the less members tend to fail. I'm attaching the file packaged with the simulation I'm having issues with (drop test 1). Any ideas on how to have the model successfully create a mesh?

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