this isn't as straight forward as you think
handling wood is different than metal
the connectors mean adding contact
glue is even more complicated to describe
i am also not sure what you mean by "broken vector"
are you trying to use a simulation to predict how many levels you can build before something fails? this sounds like a class lesson, what is the goal of the lesson?
what i would suggest is building a part that looks liek what you have as all one body and see how far you get before you start worrying about glue or the pins
First off all thanks for the comment.
as for the vector I meant that I want to see how or where will break first.
I did actually checked with a real one, but I just wanted to know how to do it with Solid.
I agree down the line with everything Jared wrote. I'd add that this analysis is not going to show you anything interesting.
- There is no sideways component to the load. The cross members will take negligible force.
- If this is drawn to scale, it absolutely will not buckle unless it's a lot of floors.
- This does not look like a fatigue problem--also, fatigue in wood is not meaningfully defined, unless I'm mistaken.
- The stress is the total weight of everything above divided by the total cross section of the columns--which you could get from excel. Then lookup the ultimate stress of your wood, or, better yet
- Just look up the rating of your columns, for instance here Capacity of wood column calculator
- Well-designed glue joints are stronger than the surrounding wood.
Thanks for all the help.