1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 30, 2010 5:43 AM by Alessandro Tornincasa

    structural member analysis

      can anyone tell me how can i analyze a model with a combination of plates with some thickness and structural members( like c channels) being welded together?

      i am getting a error when i run the analysis. pla explain me should i give some contacts?

        • Re: structural member analysis
          Alessandro Tornincasa

          Hi Sunil,

          when doing mixed mesh analysis SolidWorks Simulation doesn't always assume that the two different elements are bonded.

           

          For example, if you have beam mesh and solid mesh together, you must specify a bonded contact condition between a face of the solid and the bea.

           

          I think you should try to follow the SolidWorks Simulation tutorial for mixed meshing which is installed with the software. I don't know the name in English because my software is in italian, but it's the one that is shown in attached picture.