Hi bsista,

My objective is to find suitable contact parameters frame-bar with adding silicone joint in between for a full scale prototype. So I did this simple pull-out test to compare it with my experiment result (force-displacement of bar).

The silicone joint is acted as glue between frame and bar so I did put bonded contact for both frame-silicone and bar-silicone contact. So, if I define CZM on silicone, are the bonded contacts became redundant? The Mullins effect is used in this simulation to add stress-softening on the hyperelastic material like silicone.

For the next step, I would like to make force push downwards at the end of the bar to simulate small sliding of the bar from the frame (if there is), do I need to change the contact parameters to simulate the real problem or the contact remains the same?