June 1, 2023 at 11:31 pmcheng089413Subscriber
I am using planar joint connection (axial movement is restricted) to connect the bolt head bottom to the beam in order to simulate the effect of the washer. as shown in first figure.
Since the washer is too thin compared to others, meshing would be difficult. I am not sure whether this method works because i kept seeing a message in the solution output, saying "Constraint conditions are not satisfied for 4 joint elements with lag mult option", plz see the second figure
Will it affect the results however the solution was still finished anyway?
June 2, 2023 at 9:33 amAniketAnsys Employee
Solution does not seem to be converged right now, one good way of checking model constraints at the initial time step would be doing a modal analysis that would show if the model is constrained at the first time step or not.
June 2, 2023 at 9:51 amcheng089413Subscriber
Thank you for your reply.
I just took that screenshot for an example and had no idea wht that message meant. plz see the following screenshot that the message occured again while solving the model
Could you plz give more info about that message? I believe the model is constrained but i am not sure whether i can apply the planar joint connection to simulate the washer under the bolt head.
June 2, 2023 at 9:55 am
June 2, 2023 at 1:26 pm
June 5, 2023 at 8:53 amAniketAnsys EmployeeIf the solution finishes successfully then such messages during the solution can be ignored.They are just part of the solution process. If a solution was not able to satisfy the constraint conditions for a joint after all the convergence iterations were completed then there wouldbe the concern that a joint didn't do what it was supposed to do.For example, a cylindrical joint might not have kept the reference and mobile surfaces concentric.
June 5, 2023 at 9:16 amcheng089413Subscriber
Thank you Aniket!
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