Vinayak Vipradas
Ansys Employee
A Hertzian contact problem is a a nonlinear contact model so you need to model the contact in detail in order to capture the pressure distribution. Since Hertz Stress is highly localized, you don't need to model a complete sphere, a half sphere will do. Depending on your problem, you may need to turn on Large Deflection Setting.
You can google "HERTZIAN CONTACT STRESS CALCULATOR" for common contact configurations.
For detailed explanation of Penetrating Contacts , please refer to these links:
Interpreting Contact Penetration - YouTube
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