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[Solved] - FEA - Beam Elements Joint - Not finding a joint at one end

Question asked by Dallan Friel on Jun 20, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2018 by Bill McEachern



I am analysing a simple shaft/beam,

I treated the solid as beam elements and when I try to determine the joints using (selecting the 'All' tic box and then calculate) , there should be a joint at one end of the shaft, but it doesn't acknowledge it as a joint although it does on the other end.


So essentially there is a missing joint.

As seen here, look to the right hand side.


Any ideas?



**Edit - SOLUTION:**


By disabling merge results on the last extrusion of the shaft profile on that side.

Or, use weldments (structural members instead of extrusions!