Connecting Solid, Plate and Beam elements

To test FEMAP’s capability to connect element types I have made the following geometry:


The pad-eye and a part of the adjacent geometry are modeled with solids. The connection between the two is made with surface to surface contact. The geometry is prolonged with surfaces and attached with surface to line contact. Finaly, the right side ends with a line. The transition from surface to line is done using a rigid element.

pad-eye  base  surface  line

The resulting meshing is presented below. To the right is displayed element cross section.

mesh  mesh with shape

Horizontal bearing force is applied to the pad-eye. The low left end and right end are fixed.

Some results are linked below:

For more details on this study please leave a comment bellow and I will answer asap.

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