1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 20, 2018 9:14 AM by Bill McEachern

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

    Dallan Friel

      Hi,

       

      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?

      Thanks,

       

      **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!

       

       

      Regards,

      Dallan