Question: Where can I learn about advanced contact modeling for FEA?
Answer: You can watch our webinar below.
Details of this webinar
Contact analysis is often nonlinear as the contact zone could change with applied loads, altering the boundary conditions on the various components of an assembly. Additionally, components made of highly flexible materials like elastomers could experience self-contact affecting their behavior and performance, requiring robust and efficient contact algorithms for simulations. Understanding how the contact detection works in FEA solutions helps users create better models and achieve accurate results. This presentation reviews the various methods available for contact analysis, along with the setup of a contact model. An overview of the methods of node-to-segment contact and segment-to-segment contact is also provided, so that users can choose the appropriate methods for simulations.