I have a simple round shaft supported a bearing at one end and fixed at the other. For the bearing end I've used a bearing connector.
A gravity & temperature load are applied
So far, so good - the analysis runs and gives more or less the expected answer.
Then I add a distributed mass to the shaft. The analysis fails with the extremely unhelpful message "Failed".
I've tried playing with various bearing parameters, turning on "Allow self-alignment" allows the analysis to run but in my case that's not physically realistic
Has anyone encounted this or does anyone have any suggestions?
Sw 2012 x64 SP4 on Windows 7 x64