1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 22, 2013 6:33 PM by Jared Conway

    Shell edge to edge bonded contact with gap

    Steven Wood

      Does anyone know if it is possible to bond edges of shell elements including a gap? This is happening when angled surfaces in the same plane meet together and their edges dont exactly line up. I have tried a search but could not find exactly what im looking for. Below is a screen shot of a simplified analysis that I want to bond the two edges of;

       

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      A face to edge bond does not seem to work in this situation. Maybe im missing something obvious but the best i can come up with so far is very stiff springs but this gives mixed results at best.

       

      Look forward to your comments!

      Steve.