I am trying to use birth and death elements in an analysis.
I want an element to be "Born" on the first time step and "Killed" in the second time step.
I am using the NX Nastran advance nonlinar solver and have the set the solver up as shown below:
However, when I run the analysis I get the following errors:
Can anyone advise where I have gone wrong with the solver?
Any help woul be greatly appreciated.
What version of Femap are you using? Do you have more than one version Femap installed? I do not believe this error is a result of setting up birth/death.
I have attached a neu file with an example of element birth/death set up. This is not supported by Femap, it must be added manually using EDBSET case control and EBDSET bulk data entries.
Please make sure you have the advanced nonlinear solver option by selecting Help/ About/Options