08-16-2016 10:56 AM
Hi
Could someone tell me where should i use RBE2 element and RBE3 Element.Where should i use them.
Please help me understand both of them with an simple example.
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08-16-2016 01:25 PM
The following comments assume default element dof settings.
In a RBE2, grid 1 is the independent and grids 2-n are dependent. The relative position of grids connected by the element does not change during the analysis.
In a RBE3, grid 1 is the dependent and grids 2-n are independent. Grids 2-n are free to mode relative to each other. The displacement of grid 1 is the weighted average of the displacements of grids 2-n.
RBE2 is used to represent a rigid connection. RBE3 is used for load distribution or a flexible connection.
See R-Type Elements in the Element Library Reference in the online help.
08-16-2016 05:57 PM
Hello!,
To learn more about RBE2 vs. RBE3 elements take a look to my blog in the following address:
https://iberisa.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/rbe2-vs-rbe3-on-femap-with-nx-nastran/
Best regards,
Blas.