Helpful Hints and Tips: Optimization of a Simple 3D Contact Problem
Abstract: 3D multi-body contact analysis of a rounded cylinder pushed into a plate. Optimization of geometry, boundary conditions and multi-body contact requirements.
Categories: Linear Elasticity Solver, StressCheck Core, StressCheck Professional. Tags: Boundary Conditions, Geometry, Meshing, Multi-Body Contact, Parametric Modeling, Plot Extraction, Resultant Extraction, Results, Theory.
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