I want to analyse a chassis crashing into a rigid wall at speed (50m/s) by utilising the Explicit Dynamics solver.
I have created a tubular spaceframe chassis on Solidworks using the weldment feature but I am having trouble with the geometry when i import it into ansys spaceclaim.
I have imported the SW model as a parasolid but cannot mesh the geometry (always fails no matter what approach i take). Instead I modified the geometry using spaceclaim an created midsurfaces of the tube members. However I am running into two problems. 1) cannot create surfaces of every member and 2) cannot merge gaps. between mating members.
For those who are familiar with the weldment option on SW, I have seen on spaceclaim that there is the same feature (profile) but I cannot define the OD and thickness of the tube. Can i import my 3d sketch that I have created on SW and import it into ANSYS?