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Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Tube Chassis Mesh Failure

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06-19-2013 10:34 AM

Can anyone advise me on a meshing scheme which will work well with a model that has a high ratio of surface area to volume? I am attempting to find the modes of a chassis of welded tubes. For simplicities sake I have excluded modeling the "welds" but the chassis has been designed in frame generator and then shrinkwraped into a single solid part as a union of all the notched and mitered tubes.


I keep having failures as the tubes have wall thicknesses as small as 0.035 inches but lengths of 12 or more inches.

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Re: Tube Chassis Mesh Failure

06-21-2013 09:33 AM in reply to: adai8636

you can use plate elements for meshing

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