peteroznewman
Subscriber
Yes, the wing skin should be two surfaces and not cross the hinge line.
I would have no contact between the ribs and rely entirely on the hinge and lock joints. The benefit of that is the model remains linear, making Modal analysis and Harmonic Response analysis possible. Also, you can recover the forces going through the Revolute Joint and apply those forces to a detailed breakout model to see the stress in the hinge components that have to carry the force applied by the hinge pin. In the same way, you can recover the forces going through the General Joint and apply those forces to a detailed breakout model to check the stress in the lock parts.