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FEA Simulation - Wooden Columns


#1

I am having some trouble getting a model that I created in onshape to run a simulation. I am trying to put a load on top of wooden columns connected by metal plates and bolts. I’m using standard content bolts in the model from onshape and whenever I run the simulation it fails, I’m not sure if that’s the problem or if i’m doing something else incorrectly.

Project Link: https://www.simscale.com/projects/sdispenza/modern_style_joint_column_connection/


#2

Hi @sdispenza,

the link you provided doesn’t seem to work. Could you make sure the project you’re referring to is publicly visible and repost the link?

Best, David


#3

Hi @sdispenza,
it seems like you did not define any contacts to bond the parts together.

I copied your project and added the missing contacts. You can check it out here.

Best,
Richard