as already discussed GRID POINT FORCES at one grid point consists of different parts building a force-equilibrium at grid point made of
- elastic behavior of elements connected with grid point (Grid point force - element nodal),
- reaction forces of restrains at grid point (Grid point reaction force),
- loads applied onto grid point (Grid point applied force),
Here my question:
If I have a contact structure, where can I find the representatives of the contact forces in the bulk of those grid point forces? - I did expect finding it in "Grid point applied force" as a contact is created by adapting contact forces in contact areas to have no penetration between.
But "Grid point applied force" is zero in my contact area.
I try to identify all loads in a cutting section containing a contact surface.
Who can help?
Best wishes, Michael