I beieve that you cannot treat the problem of the contact of the stiffening ribs to the beams like that. The beams can be put in contact to solids only by their ends and by the joint Group. Ithink that you should model with solids the whole stiffened joints and connect to them the beams.
Thank you for the reply. I will try your way.
what do you want to achieve in the contact? you should be able to bond the full beam to a solid or shell or to joints. but otherwise remember the beam is just a 2d element and doesn't really know what it is other than its stiffness. so sometimes you need to skip a beam if the bond is very important to the way the structure behaves.
Hi Heshantha Manupriya,
Go to tree, and right click on the mouse on beams parts, and treat like solid. And in the next, try define contacts to bonded between beams and solids, or beams and shells.
I hope you solve this . . .