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how to know if the areas are glued together for an I section in APDL

how to know if the areas are glued together for an I section in APDL

how to know if the areas are glued together for an I section in APDL

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IS there any way to know if the areas are glued together and whether the mesh attributes are attributed to different areas.
Thank you

RE: how to know if the areas are glued together for an I section in APDL

You can probably see this if they share a common line (list all areas and look on their line definition). Easiest is just run a modal analysis and that will show you if they are connected (as FEAway mentioned)

RE: how to know if the areas are glued together for an I section in APDL

If I remember (have not done a lot of geom. lately in APDL - been some years ago), one can use the partition command to partition APTN, and thus connect things.

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