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Number contacting

    • Adisa


      In the below pic you can see the number contacting is negative, why is it negative?

      Best regards!

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Adisa, 

      For MPC-based contact definitions, the value of STAT can be negative. This indicates that one or more contact constraints were intentionally removed to prevent over-constraint. See PLESOL command docs.

      Is this what you are using?

      Also, checkout this useful article of contact tools.




    • April Wang
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Adisa,

      In the contact tracker, try switch between contact and target side to view the number in contact. Since auto-symmetric contact is used, solver might have flipped the contact and target sides.




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