pressure results


following a picture about the pressure output evaluated by means of the contact tool after solution. I would like to understand if positive values refer to tension and negative to compression or the reason I get those values..since bodies are just sliding  on each other.

pressure contact tool

Thank you!


  • peteroznewmanpeteroznewman Member
    edited February 27

    Positive pressure is a compressive load on the contact face. Try using a mesh with elements about 10 times smaller on that face. You can do that by dragging and dropping the contact onto the Mesh and it will create a Mesh Control for that contact where you can specify smaller element sizes.

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