Reza Taheri
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Thanks Peter. The archive file is not available. Do you mind sharing it again if you still have it. 

I'm using surface model. I think explicit dynamic does not support surface models, so I assume APDL command in static structure is only option (?). 

Also I have this element distortion error no matter what displacement size or substep I'm using. The stress contour shows the von mises is close to the stress limits I defined, but in a different location (element). Could this be the issue? If I increase this limit, then my damage criteria would become wrong right? If so, can you please give some insight.

Cheers,