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Beam study won't solve with hinged elements

Question asked by Douglas Johnson on Dec 12, 2011

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

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