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Are there mesh controls available for contact sets?

Question asked by Kyle Chirpich on Jun 20, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2018 by Kyle Chirpich

I'm new to SW Simulation; I came from using ANSYS.  Within ANSYS, they have a mesh control where you can drag a contact set down into the mesh refinement and then apply mesh controls to the area affected by the contact set.  For example, if you have 2 perpendicular plates, you could set the control to increase mesh density anywhere within a set radius of the intersection of the two parts.  Is there any similar functionality in SW?

 

If not, what is the best way to increase local mesh density at part intersections?  Meaning, plate A is perpendicular to Plate B and the edge of A is bonded to the face of B.  I can add a mesh control to the edge of Plate A, but that control does nothing to the face of Plate B.  I want to increase mesh density in the face of Plate B where it is bonded to Plate A without having to increase the density of the entire face of Plate B.

 

I should add that I'm only running the basic simulation license.

 

Thanks.

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