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Beam Bonding

When beam joints are connected to a neighboring face of a solid or shell, the beam’s actual cross-section is meshed and imprinted on the solid or shell face, creating a more accurate bonding connection.

During meshing, elements are created in the imprinted beam section area. The end beam joint is connected to all elements inside the imprinted section area forming a more realistic representation of the joint.
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If the beam's cross-section is partially touching on a solid or shell face, only the touching part of the cross-sectional area gets imprinted.

Enhanced algorithms automatically bond beam joints to touching solids or shell faces. When you set the Global Contact to Bonded, the software automatically bonds: (a) beam end joints to touching faces, and (b) beams that act as stiffeners to planar or curved surfaces that have touching geometries, or are situated within reasonable clearance.

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