Sandeep Medikonda
Ansys Employee

This is extremely model and materials specific and is often determined using trial and error.

This property appears when the Normal Stiffness property is set to Factor. It enables you to specify the Normal Stiffness Factor. Only non-zero positive values are supported. The usual factor range is from 0.01 - 10The default value is selected by the application. A smaller value provides for easier convergence but with more penetration. The default value is appropriate for bulk deformation. If bending deformation dominates, use a smaller value (0.01 - 0.1).

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