John Doyle
Ansys Employee
It is hard to say for sure without seeing the model input, but CONTA175 and 176 use nodal detection and the graphics (even in MAPDL) are limited.nA lot of results can be postprocessed via using APDL commands. If you look up CONTA175 in the MAPDL Elements Reference Manual, you will find a table of available output quantities. It is similar for CONTA176.nFor example, you can extract contact pressure and plot the pressure result in MAPDL GUI with the following commands:nETAB,cpress,smisc,1nPLETAB,cpressnYou can also print the same results with PRETAB command.n