Line Body Working as a Truss - Cable. Only Axial forces
I'm facing a dilemma here while analysing the elements.
See photo 1, which is the element that I would like to analyse within the outer body. It's a fibre behaving as that shape.
When I set the element as a Beam it works accordingly with that shape, however, how I want to analyse only the axial forces (EA) and the material can't have any Bending and Shear stiffness (=0) I need to set as a Truss and/or as a Cable. Once I set as a cable, the drawing automatically straightens the element. (photo 2).
It's indeed working and providing only the axial forces (photo 3), however, 2 questions come to my mind: why he straighten the body and why the mesh is not working and sharing between the fibre and the bigger element (asset profile)? I set them as a bonded connection and to share the topology.
Any help would help tremendously as I would like to provide these results to my dissertation.
Thank you and Kind Regards,