General Mechanical

General Mechanical

what exactly meant by geometric identities in the initial contact tool?

    • moeenkhurram





    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      See the help on this.

      • Gap: the resulting gap.

      • Geometric Gap: the gap that initially exists between the Contact and Target surfaces. For Frictional or Frictionless contact, this is the minimum gap. For Bonded or No Separation contact, this is the maximum closed gap detected.


    • peteroznewman

       Frictional, Rough and Frictionless contact can have an initial Offset defined in the Contact.

      True Geometric Gap is the actual minimum distance between the surfaces, when there is an initial gap.

      Gap = True Geometric Gap - Offset

      True Geometric Penetration is the actual maximum interference between the surfaces, when there is an initial penetration.

      Gap = | – Offset | - True Geometric Penetration

      Read this page in the ANSYS help system for more information.

    • moeenkhurram




      Thank you for the help.


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