Ansys 19.1 - Timber frame shear wall using spring connections
I am trying to model a timber frame shear wall panel. I get a few warnings and an error shown below:
I am using springs to simulate the members and sheathing being connected together. I have a feeling my issue is to do with the constraint set up. I want the bottom framing member to be fixed to the 'floor' and the rest of the members to simulate being connected together by nails. I don't want the panel to move out of plane. I do want the 'nailed' connections to have some degree of movement as it would in real life hence why I have used spring contacts.
Can anyone help me understand why the model will not solve?