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Old   May 22, 2019, 01:07
Default Steel Beam-to-column connection Not Solving - Please Help
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Hi there,

I'm quite new to Ansys but I have to analyse a steel beam-to-column connection using Ansys.

I've been at it for almost a week fixing it but no matter what i do, it doesn't seem to be solving successfully.

I initially used solid bodies but the solver is taking too long so, I'm using midsurface shell bodies for the beam and column. I'm getting an error now that some elements in the bolts are experiencing high distortion. I've attached the archive file and the error I'm getting.

Any help is appreciated to get some results so, I can write my discussion for my thesis. At the moment, I'm very worried that I won't be able to do it.
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