Checking and fixing connectivity in beam models

It is always necessary to check and fix any connectivity issues in a 1d beam model to avoid unrealistic results generally, avoid excessive deformation. To do so we must visually inspect the model for any connectivity issues; however this may not tell us much about the integrity of the model if the element size is too small as in this case.

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Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.