Hi guys, I have modeled a structure below. I am going to simulate it.
It is possible to make a simulation without trimming the beams. See below.
However, does it make any difference for the results if trimming is not made?
What are you used to do?
I always start with un-trimmed beams - why go through the work of trimming when you are not certain what beams you need? I think you get a better analysis as typically the beam lengths go to the sketch elements which the program finds easier to connect (at least in my experience).
sure! I agree that it does not worth to spend time and energy with a scenario ....not the final result. Also, I agree that it is better to keep as more simple as possible made by the software.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Trimming beams-beam interfaces in Simulation is not required and generally not recommended since it takes a bit of time and can cause issues in the results due to how the auto-mesher tries to interpret trims.
More trims = more meshes = more time = waste of time.
I will do both simulations, (without and with trims) and check if it gives any expressive difference.
Thanks for your reply.
I made both simulations, without and with trims. Check it out.
notice that a considerable difference was found! However, not trimmed is in favour of safety. So I conclude that for simulations, trims are not recommendable for the following reasons.
- spends more time and efforts for a "possible" scenario. (still modelling)
- takes more time for meshing and processing results.
- the result numbers are lower than without trimming.
What do you think?
you need to check and see if tehy were essentially similar. Looks like you should check the joints and figure out what they tell you - I don't mean the results.
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