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How do I bond a beam end to a solid part?

Question asked by Earl Powers on Oct 14, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hello All,

I am having trouble getting a beam end joint to bond to a solid face. I created the beam from a solid, extruded shape.  The end of the solid (beam) was sniped and shaped to connect to another solid. I split the solid (beam)just beyond the sheped end and in Simulation created a beam out of the remining continuous solid.  When I mesh the model I get a result that looks like picture below.  Notice the gap between the beam end and the solid shape.  When I look at the beam end, the yellowish green ball (joint end) appears right where the cut is, away from where I initially created the split.  When I run the simulation, the plate (in orange) folds right where the cut is and the stresses go through the roof. 

I cant understand why the joint would end so far from where I modeled the beam end.  Any thoughts?

For comparison I'm including a photo showing the model before meshing, which shows the split

BEAM-END-JOINT.jpgBEAM-END-JOINT-NOMESH.jpg

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