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simulate adhesion

Question asked by Chad Schmidt on Oct 28, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 8, 2013 by Jared Conway

Has anyone done a static simulation to simulate adhesion?  I mostly understand that this is non-linear in behavior but I'm wondering how to apply contacts.  Adhesion isn't really a bonded contact or is it?  Do you bond only the edges to faces?  When you analyze the results do you look at the "free body force" for the edges, then correlate this back to an adhesion value (oz per linear inch) to see if it holds.