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Warning on boundary conditions

Warning on boundary conditions

Warning on boundary conditions

I m defininf symetry boundary conditions on a structure but Abaqus is giving me the following message on every node at the symetry section and is ignoring the symetry condition
Can anyone help?

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

Is it a 3D problem otherwise in 2D there is no freedom 3.


RE: Warning on boundary conditions

It is a 3D problem...
When i define symetry i have to block translation along direction 3 and rotation around axis 1 and 2(degrees of freedom 4 and 5)...For parts neshed with solid elements:
I have the following message for solid elements:
Degree of freedom 4(or 5) is not active in the model on node...this boundary condition will be ignored..

For the part (meshed with shell) i have the following'
Degree of freedom 3 is not active in the model..

So for solid elements do i have only to restrain displacement along direction 3?
And for the shells i dont define boundary conditions?

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

what's the exactly element type you are using then?

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

Did you have coupling or tie surface at those nodes?

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

Solid continuum elements like C3D8 do not have rotational dof's, only translational, hence the warning when you try to apply constraints to dof 4& 5.

Not sure about the 'shell' elements though...please post excactly what elements you are using.


Martin Stokes CEng MIMechE

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

Yes Yomann i have tie surfaces and coupling..
Do u think i have the warnings cause i m trying to constrain nodes which are tied to other constrained nodes due to the tied surfaces?

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

I belive that is the case then, as you already tied or coupled the surface, that dof is already be fixed by the tie or coupling.
I personaly excluded that dof in the symmerty node and make the model look more tidy and save the analysis to print out unnessary message, but I think it does not matter in term of the results in either way.
It is a warning not a error, right?

RE: Warning on boundary conditions

Ure right
Thanks for ur help

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