Unformatted text preview: “hinge line” along the line connecting the two elements. This means no moment (about the line connecting each element) can be transferred across the boundary. Since the gusset plate does transfer moment into the bullet, a plan must be in place to transfer this moment. This can be achieved by placing shell elements on an adjacent face of the solid where the shell is attached to the solid nodes. The easiest way to achieve this is to place shell elements on the planer surface that partitions the bullet solid region from the gusset region. These shells can have the same thickness as the other shell elements. These shells should reference a MID that has the same elastic properties as the other shells, but will eventually be assigned a density of 0.0 since its use is only to transfer moment. The geometry of the gusset will be discussed in class....
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- Spring '06
- Mechanical Engineering, Computer-aided design, 0.5 inches, Computer-aided engineering, gusset plate, Gusset