Re: Transient Structural: Flipping the contact/target faces of a frictional contact changes the resultsThe contact region properties (i.e. penetration tolerance, normal and tangential stiffness, pinball...etc) are all derived based on underlying elements (size and stiffness) beneath the contact elements. The target elements just serve to define a mathematical boundary that the contacts need to respect. If the mesh pattern…
Hi, I'm running a pendulum analysis (Structural Dynamics course in Ansys Innovation Courses). The goal is to study the motion of the pendulum while a frictional contact is causing damping to the motion of the pendulum. However, I noticed that flipping the contact and target faces affects to the results quite a lot. Model:…
Re: Transient Structural: Flipping the contact/target faces of a frictional contact changes the resultsThank you @jjdoyle, I did the mesh refinement and the results match each other now way better. <img class="emoji" src="https://forum.ansys.com/resources/emoji/smile.png" title=":)" alt=":)" height="20" /> Thank you also for the advice with contact settings.