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Shell to shell bonding help

Question asked by Nayshil Singh on Jul 14, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2014 by Nayshil Singh

I am a bit of a newbie with Simulation and have this project I am working on but am having some difficulties with bonding.  In the model attached, you will see I have two shells, both with thickness defined, fixtures defined, and forces defined.  For some reason, my shell to shell bonding is not working as it seems from the results I get.  The displacement of one of the components is too high and there doesn't seem to by any interaction with that component and the other.  I have tried numerous approaches without success.  I tried different faces, edge combinations, different thickness, forcing a gap in between the two shells.  The only thing that allowed me to use an automatic global bonding contact set was to force a small gap between the shells. The model I have attached has these auto generated contacts applied.  Can someone please point me in the right direction as to how I can get the two shell components bonded together?  The model attached is a 2014 model.