FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

 

I am encountering fatal error related to contacts,

I have been trying to troubleshoot the error by doing examples, and I have encountered the same problem with one of the examples.

When I opened the "ready" or "Solved" model from the example database, the error occured also.

 

 

Additional data>

I am having multiple ***USER INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE (4109-4114) (OUTPX2)

Followed by FATAL ERROR> SOL 601 DID NOT FINISH SUCCESSFULLY

^^^USER FATAL MESSAGE

 

I am running Femap version 11.3.2

 

Any and all ideas are welcome, 

thanks in advance

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Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Post whole .f06 file, in 601 solver error messages don’t have header "fatal", so true error message is somewhere it f06.

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Experimenter
Experimenter

Here you go, thanks!

 

I hope I am just overlooking something simple

(Also, I am only able to upload .rar apparently, so it is zipped)

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Maybe problem in unconstrained model or wrong contact setting. Or you have some nodes not connected to elements.

F06.JPG

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Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Experimenter
Experimenter

I am nearly certain that the model is constrained enough. (I have experimented with another BC's on my other model without any change).

As for contact setting, the contact is set up according to tutorial, even when running the example, the model set-up, both BC's and contact setting.

 

I am not exactly sure about nodes not being connected to elements, could you elaborate please?

 

Thank you!

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Node not attached to any element and not canstrained so it can move free.

Check node Number 1. This node listed in error message so it cause crash.

Or you can upload model here.

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Experimenter
Experimenter

I understand, however I dont see reason why that would be so.

As I said, I am just running model from example, even if the model is already solved in the example (showing that it is working), I am unable to "solve" it again due to the error.

 

Enclosed is my model, thank you for your time.

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

This part was unconstrained.

Constraint.JPG

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Experimenter
Experimenter

As stated above, boundary conditions are the first thing I checked, unfortunately Smiley Sad

 

When I apply fixed support to the part, the ERROR stays the same and both parts are enough constrained, to the best of my knowledge.

 

Thank you for your time, this is ufortunately not the problem.

Re: FEMAP Fatal error when running example

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Maybe something is wrong with your knowledge. Do you constrain only one curve? This is wrong for solid elements. Solid elements have only translational DOF`s, so one part can rotate about constrained curve.

Open model I attached in previous post, examine constraints, run model and see that all working.

You can run Normal Modes SOL103 first. If you have bad constraints then first modes will be near zero. When you animate this modes you can see what parts have rigid body motion.