I am new to Risa and have run in to an issue with how to model a specific type of joint. We build a frame that has solid support rods that form an X inside the frame. Currently I am modeling them as separate beam elements with nodes at each end. In production, we do weld the rods together where they cross. For the most accurate loading simulation, should I model this as 4 elements with a node where the rods cross or continue as I am?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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