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No Penetration contact sets don't work right

Question asked by Tom Yuschak on Sep 20, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 25, 2017 by Ananda Ganesh Madheswaran

I did some simple testing of no penetration contact sets in 2017 solidworks simulation professional and go disappointing results. I'm doing static analyses that start-off with some gaps (~0.25") between two different sub-assemblies. One sub-assembly is fixed and the other has forces applied. The forces should result in the two sub-assemblies coming into contact and then setting up the stress and displacement states. It just doesn't work well however. In the attached powerpoint file I simplified the heck out of the problem and it seems to show that no penetration does not work right. Any advice would be appreciated.


Tom Yuschak