2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2013 2:37 PM by Jared Conway

    Force that makes a part yield when there's contact

    Alessandro Tornincasa


      suppose I have two parts in a static study and there's contact. I need to find out the force that will make one part yield.

      In linear static studies you can run a study, get the Von Mises Stress results, and then figure out required force to yield the part by making a simple proportion.


      Contact is a non-linearity so can you still use the same approach when there's contact or do you have to foind it out by trial and error ?