I’m in trouble with an apparently super-silly case of two connected consecutive plates (of different material) subjected just to their weight and with an extremity which is fixed. The plates are modeled with shell elements. As you can see from the attached figures, the nodes at the plate-to-plate interface are conformal. The problem is that CCX leads to a solution that seems not to consider as attached the two plates (as you see from the super-high displacements of one of the two plates).
Hoping that some experienced user can help me fixing this case, I’m sharing all the related files here: Dropbox - CCX_Forum-2PlatesCase - Simplify your life
The inp file to be used is static.inp, that gathers data from 2Plates.inp. The mesh was obtained with gmsh starting from the provided step file.
Thanks in advance!