I am having quite a hard time getting my tubeframe chassis to perform correctly in a static model simulation. I am attempting to conduct a torsional rigidity test, and have no problem testing the model without any bent tubing, but when I try to run the model w/ bent tubing the joints never calculate correctly! This is throwing off the mesh and doesn't allow the test to work.
Would love to hear some feedback!
Model w/o bent tubing that works fine:
Model w/ bent tubing that doesn't work:
Closeup of miscalculated joints (look at the top of the A-pillars where the windshield meets the roof, 1 on passenger side and 2 joints on driver side. Should be 3 on both sides.)
I have attached both frame versions and would be very grateful for a push in the right direction!