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Connecting nodes by a rigid link / bar element

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02-28-2013 05:22 PM

Hello

 

I have a small problem. Imagine this situation - when you have 2 shells with excentric center of gravity how can you connect the nodes from those 2 elements? I know that I can connect a high stifness beam element, but imagining a scenario where you would have a lot of nodes to connect - what would you do? A rigid link? And if so, how? 

 

 

Here's a screenshot of an example with 2 excentric nodes connected by a beam element:

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tony.ridley
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Re: Connecting nodes by a rigid link / bar element

02-28-2013 06:52 PM in reply to: ziegler123

like this

 

tony

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Artur.Kosakowski
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Re: Connecting nodes by a rigid link / bar element

03-01-2013 12:05 AM in reply to: ziegler123

1. Define a rigid link between two nodes of separate panels

2. Select these nodes and copy them using the rotation command

 

The overlapped nodes created in the process will be merged during the model generation.

 

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Re: Connecting nodes by a rigid link / bar element

03-01-2013 04:23 AM in reply to: Artur.Kosakowski

Thank you so much! You just saved me from hours of frustration :smileyhappy:

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