I have been using contact elements in Solution 601 for several years but have not been able to use the "offset" parameter in "Single-sided" contact. Half-shell thickness works. Can someone suggest what I should check to get it to work? It doesn't seem to work with either shell or solid elements. Results are the same no matter what offset I use.
I have been using work-arounds to get the offset I need (change geometry), but It would save work if single-side offset worked? Do any of you use it and have it work as given in documentation.
I got single-sided offset to work: it was suggested by reading a post by Geir Olav Guddal (Guddal).
I was setting offset in the Femap Adv NonLin Contact Property screen. I tried entering offset in the Contact Region Property screen and it worked. Maybe this is buried somewhere in the documentation, but I had not come across it.