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SOL601,129 - Contact definition

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Hello!

 

Concerning SOL601,129. I have a cube sitting on a flat surface. Said cube as an initial velocity moving in the x-direction. Somewhere in front of that cube, I have a gradual bend, similar to an highway exit steel guard. I'm modeling that guard using a 2D rigid surface, and the exterior of the cube as a flexible surface.

I use the default contact algorithm, "constraint function", and define the rigid surface as the fixed target, and the cube surface as the source (contactor) region.

 

Once collision happen, I would expect the cube to rotate a bit with respect to the contact point while following the bend. However, when the first corner hits the bend, the whole cubes follows in a "sort of" perfect translation. I can't find the right word to explain, the but cube is not "rotating" with respect to the corner in contact with the bend, which I would expect as it goes along the bend.

 

Am I defining something wrong in the contact definition?

 

Thanks for the help!

J.

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Re: SOL601,129 - Contact definition

PLM World Member Legend PLM World Member Legend
PLM World Member Legend

Have you checked the mass properties of the model?  Maybe the materials have not had the density defined?