Peter, I tried again with your model. But I think that you do not understand, or I did not understand. Your model is not possible to run, becasue the contact between the washers and the plates, the plate area, which you configure contact is so big. And the inflation, you do not separe the plate area in smaller faces.
Another point, we started the discussion, because you said that the pick stress in the beam was occuring becasue there were elements the I was not seeing, that I have to link the beam elements and the plat elements. And in your model it doesn't occur. It is not clear for me.
Sorry, but it is so difficult for me, because I am studying Ansys modelling for the first time. Thank you for being comprehensive with me.
Can you explain better?I tried again to turn the nodes between beam and plate coincident, but it does not happen.
I tried with boolean, I tried with your model, I tried slicing all the solids (that become extremely difficult to sweep small solids). The best meshing that I have reached is below with some comments.
So I try came back and use edge size through the thickness plate. Just see:
Ok it divides. But the nodes between beam and plate are different. So I am thinking to come back to my first model. The master thesis example is attached. The model too.
Please, can you help me again?In the other softwares are the same problem with the mesh. The people, normally use other softwares as truegrid to do the mesh. I think that Ansys should have a good mesh that take true result to compare with the reality.
As you se the picture below, the elements thtrough the beam length are not necessary, I need a refine mesh in the contact and where I apply the load. SO because this, I use edge size in the beam length with bias 10.
Can you point where I am wrong, PLEASE?