Cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Problems using Contact definition including offset

Experimenter
Experimenter

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.

 

Thanks,

 

Jerzy

1 REPLY

Re: Problems using Contact definition including offset

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

 

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.

 

Jerzy