Aniket
Ansys Employee

Ok, as the error message mentions:


Excessive distortion of elements is usually a symptom indicating the need for corrective action elsewhere.  Try incrementing the load more slowly (increase the number of substeps or decrease the time step size).  You may need to improve your mesh to obtain elements with better aspect ratios.  Also, consider the behavior of materials, contact pairs, and/or constraint equations.  Please rule out other root causes of this failure before attempting rezoning or nonlinear adaptive solutions.


Have you already tried the suggestion in the error message?


Also please check few threads on the forum regarding this error by searching element distortion, also there is a tutorial regarding a similar topic from our esteemed community moderator, peteroznewman:


https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/thread/i-want-to-see-the-failure


-Aniket


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