0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2011 11:48 AM by Douglas Johnson

    Beam study won't solve with hinged elements

    Douglas Johnson

      I am in a beam study with two tapered beams, two curved beams a a slew of regular beams. When I set one end of the tapered beam to hinged and try to solve I get "Beam element as zero cross-sectional area at element:89 Check real constant set:15".  If I turn the connection back to rigid it goes away. The study is very simple, without and special connection types or unusual loads. Anybody have any thoughts?

       

      -Doug