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Contact (Interference) problem in Abaqus CAE

Contact (Interference) problem in Abaqus CAE

Contact (Interference) problem in Abaqus CAE

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I am trying perform a non linear analysis of a hyper elastic material modeled in the form of 2 braided shapes overlapping on each other. I am using a Finite sliding approach having a frictionless overlapping between the 2 strands and a HARD contact interaction property for their normal behavior.I am basically fixing 1 end of the strands and applying body force overall so that it extends on the other end. I have selected one as master surface and the other as slave. But upon job completion, I see that the result has interference(penetration) between the 2 strands. I just want it to slide on each other but not penetrate. How do I do this? This will be a great help to me. Thank you.

let me know if you need my model details.

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