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Registered: ‎02-26-2010

Error: unknown element type 0 in nonlinear analysis

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07-01-2010 09:38 AM

I have built a model under linear natural frequency analysis but now have to convert it to a nonlinear natural frequency analysis because I need to use shell elements to provide out-of-plane bending.  However, after I change the analysis type and re-specify the element types and element properties, I get an error during the "Start to make nodal condition tables . . ." that "Error: unknwon element type 0 in nonlinear analysis".


Does anyone know what might be causing this?  What is element type 0?  I have tried disabling elements to try to track down the "culprit" but none of them seem to be the cause (I'm just using shells, beams, and springs).  I really don't want to have to redraw my model because it is quite large and took a long time to initially develop.  

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Registered: ‎05-06-2010

Re: Error: unknown element type 0 in nonlinear analysis

07-06-2010 04:41 AM in reply to: whelanmj

I guess the error means that some of elements have no appropriate element types. You need to double check your part setting and "check model" again.

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