Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
I've just had a result from a very loosey-goosey setup I created as a quick moch-up. The values are not accurate, but purely for visual feedback for me.
Anyhow, the result seems strange to me. I've attached an image to show what I'm talking about. The strain appears to 'jump' across a gap in the model. There are essentially 2 flat plates joined only by a coil spring, yet the strain appears to jump the gap as though it were a continuous plate.
I'm curious as to why this would happen, as I know (intuitively) this is not the result in the real world.
Ah yes. Should have thought of that.