the bonding in the file doesn't make sense to me
why wouldn't you bond the faces that overlap?
you're choosing faces that are essentially perpendicular to each other for the bonding as far as i can see
some screenshots would be really helpful to understand what you're trying to connect
and as someone learning how simulation works, i'd suggest doing some tests at smaller levels to get an understanding of how the software works
Thanks for your reply Jared. I have made the changes you talked about but unfortunately the result has not changed. It still does not calculate the bonding placed on the component. You can see in the image of the bonding changes made and the result obtained. Why is that component in red not interacting with the other component?
Try creating split lines where you have contacting faces. Click here to see how a split line is made. Also, if you're converting solids to shells, keep in mind that the converted face is the face which you should be selecting for the contact.
If this doesn't help, please feel free to upload an updated file set.
All the best,
Nick LuysterOnline SolidWorks Simulation Training
i'd also recommend setting up some test cases to get a good understanding of shell to shell bonding
what happens when there is a gap
when there is no gap
do they auto bond
what happens with contact set
is there an effect based on element size
these all have effects on the ability for the software to bond 2 faces
without seeing your updated model it is hard to comment on the cause of the issue
Thanks very much Nicholas and Jared. Much appreciated! The combination of splitting the correct face in the overlapping region and applying the bonding to the correct shell face is what's caused this to work. I think the reason behind my confusion is that Simulation warns you that you are not selecting the correct face/edge combination when creating fixtures but does not warn you when creating bonds. This leads you into believing the contact sets selected are good when they are actually not. I can now begin to do my test cases to see the effect of different bonding sets.