I am trying to simulate a wind turbine blade, looking at the deformations of the blade, and how that impacts upon the aerodynamic performance with the StarCCM / Abaqus co-simulation engine. I keep getting the following error: "Can't map traction to X number of cells" and therefore keeps the load applied to 0. For some reason, the X corresponds to the number of elements I have on my Abaqus model. The element type is valid for the co-simulation, and I am using shell elements.
I have tried everything I can think of (remeshing, assigning and re-assigning conditions, checking co-simulation settings in the Abaqus input file) and I am at a complete loss with what to do next.
I know my Abaqus input deck is correct by itself as I have ran a modal analysis and have performed a simple stress analysis on the blade like a cantilever beam.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!