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General Mechanical

Contact Area Calculation in Mechanical

    • utkug
      Subscriber

      Hello,


      I was wondering if there is a way to calculate the contact are in between two adjacent faces? Is there a way to do it through the mechanical editor or do I need custom APDL commands?


      Utku

    • SaiD
      Ansys Employee

      Hi,


      You can try the following: Once your system is solved, right click on Solution Information --> Insert --> Contact. Under the Details, choose Type --> Contacting Area and under Contact Region choose the appropriate contact pair. Then right click and click on Evaluate all Trackers. This should give you the contact area for that particular contact pair.


      Hope this helps,


      Sai


       


       


       

    • utkug
      Subscriber

      Hello Sai,


      Your suggestion worked great! I have a question about the resulting contact area. Does the result show only one side of the contact or does it show the total contact area, such as contact area + target area?


      Utku

    • SaiD
      Ansys Employee

      Hello Utku,


      If you look at the table under "Contact" and go through the explanation under "Property/Description", it says that the result tracking is performed on the Contact side of that contact pair:


      https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v201/en/wb_sim/ds_Result_Tracker_structural.html


       


      Hope this helps! If your question has been answered satisfactorily, please mark the corresponding answer so that we know this question has been resolved.


      Thanks


      Sai

    • utkug
      Subscriber

      Thank you so much Sai!

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