General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Is it necessary to have node coincidence between bonded surfaces?

    • muruep00

      I have this steel structure. I have a friction contact between the beams, and a bonded contact between the welds and the beams. Do I need node matching between the nodes of the beam and the nodes of the welds for an optimal solution?

      No node merging

      No node merging between welds and beam

    • Aniket
      Ansys Employee

      No it is not required. But it would be good to have a similar mesh size.

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