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Attempt at a FEA steel base plate

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06-22-2012 04:11 PM

I was bored and attempted to model a steel column to a steel base plate but am getting a divergent analysis when I run it.  The plate should be restrained with a planer boundary condition that has reactions in the X and Y and also only in the downward direction of Z (Vertical loading in this case). In the case of uplift on the plate, I have modeled 4 bolt locations with pin reactions and no uplift release.  I still get divergent analysis and can't figure out why.  Any ideas?


Also I tried to get emitters to work for fine tuning the mesh around the bolt reactions.  Even when I add an emitter, I can't seam to get the mesh to adjust.

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Re: Attempt at a FEA steel base plate

06-25-2012 12:06 AM in reply to: bjur


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