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Cannot reproduce simulation and keep getting negative Jacobian

Question asked by Mark Szlazak on Jun 17, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2018 by Mark Szlazak

I have a research article that describes the simulation of a spring. I believe I am reproducing their model and study correctly but please have a look (paper attcahed). A negative Jacobian keeps occurring:

 

Numerical difficulties. (Solver failed because of negative Jacobian). Please investigate the mesh.

 

Attached is my latest attempt. Note that the paper is successful at simulations with larger rotational displacements like 0.05 and 0.1 radians than the one I attached with 0.025 radians. What did i not understand about this paper or how to set up the model or simulation?. BTW, it's my first time running a simulation, please give a detailed enough response. Thank you.

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