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Non-linear contact area, average stress issues

Question asked by Glenn J on Oct 19, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 19, 2013 by Bill McEachern

Hi everyone,


Having some issues here:


I am displacing a sphere into a flat rubber surface using NL Static simulation. I am trying to determine the vertical reaction force of the rubber surface due to it being displaced. For this, I need to determine the contact area of the two parts when displaced, and just the average vertical stress for that contact area.


I can't get the measuring tool to measure the diameter of the contact area from the deformed shape, and I'm not sure how to determine the average stress of a particular area.


Any help would be appreciated.