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How to perform FEA with GAP contact?

How to perform FEA with GAP contact?

RE: How to perform FEA with GAP contact?

Hi Henry,

You write that the parts interpenetrate eachother during the FEA. This indicates to me that you are using either Bonded or Free Interfaces. You should use Contact Interfaces instead. Using this interface, Creo recognise the selected surfaces and will now transfer the contact forces between said surfaces. By the way this is a dynamic simulation, so it requires more computational power from the hardware. You can reduce the computational time required by selecting the surfaces of relevance that will have contact compared to selecting all surfaces.


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