General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Contact element supported in single frame

    • Vishal Ganore
      Ansys Employee

      Are contact element supported in single frame restarts?

    • Arun
      Ansys Employee

      No. The contact object and contact element connectives are saved in rdb file. A single frame restart does not use the rdb file so that the contact behavior can change during and after a restart. In particular, contact results from a single frame restart cannot be trusted with frictional contact or contact stiffness updated per each iteration.

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