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A simple girder framework, but impossible to mesh?

Question asked by Paul Carroll on Dec 1, 2020
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2020 by Shawn Mahaney

So, I drew up a simple girder framework that I want to do a static analysis on. Simplicity itself to draw. The 8 components are set as coincident/tangent in the assembly, in reality they would be welded. You see girders like this all the time.

 

In the simulation the girder fails to mesh every time. I have tried playing around with mesh size, and shelling one member, etc. but am getting really frustrated.

 

If someone has some suggestions or can modify the file to allow it to run a simple static analysis, I sure would appreciate it!

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