Accessing the contact stiffness used during the solution
I would like to access the contact stiffness values used by Ansys mechanical to compute the contact forces for a beam to beam contact problem. Normally I would get this by using a "contact result tracker." I have tried to do it this way but half way or so through the analysis Ansys mechanical stops outputting the stiffness values to screen. The reason for this i believe is because the analysis is long and there are quite a number of beam contacts.
I have looked through the Ansys Mechanical User Guide for v19.0 and i saw on page 1470 that these results are written to a .CND file. I have looked through my solution folder and found this file there : "file.cnd." Now the question is how can I access the content of this file in the Mechanical interface?