4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2018 5:32 AM by Babis Lazaridis

    failed static study, contact difficulties

    Babis Lazaridis

      hi i have an assembly of two parts: a rail and a wheel. the contact surfaces are curves and the connection can happen between a curve and a point and it's generally complicated. i have managed to connect a split line on the wheel with a reference point on the rail, but the static study i try to run always fails. i use curvature based mesh (nothing changes if i increase the mesh) and i have tried using bonded or no penetration component contacts with bonded or no penetration contact sets on the surfaces close to the contact area. in the study the degrees of freedom are about 200.000  so nothing extreme there. do you have any idea as to how i should connect the two parts so i can run the study?  what can be the problem? sadly i can't upload the whole part because of company policies. i can post more images in case you need any.