I have a big problem with pretty easy task. I did analysis with beam elements in Abaqus but I cannot repeat that in Femap. I have curved geometry and I tried with curved beam, normal beam and parabolic beam element but I always get same error. Usually when i get this error I deal with constraints so I did this but didnt work and I tried to increase matrix ration to 10e+25 and ksrot to 1 but again, same error. I did Eigenvalue analysis but fist 10 natural frequencies are too low so I still think that constraints are problem.Please if you have suggestion write it.
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I seen that mistake, I havent used parabolic elements,just curved beam and beam
I uploaded my file here but bear in mind these results are with parametar bailout set to -1 so translation is too low. I'm very grateful for your response
All your CBEAM elements (minus ONE) are defined as TAPERED, but properties at both ends are the same, then I don't know if you are aware of this important "detail":
The following plot shows both element properties in the model:
I will convert all elements to follow PROPERTY#2 of a TUBE with radius 27.5 mm.
Instead to apply loads & constraints in mesh, I suggest to apply to geometry (both points & curves), then error debugging is easy and the model setup is more clear.
The loads & constraints applied to the model are the following:
And here you are the displacement results: