3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2014 3:03 AM by Jared Conway

    Number of elements is tripled when solving with "No Penetration" contact

    Ivan Collins

      This may be a dumb question, but I am running a simulation with an assembly that is mostly a "no penetration" contact set up.  Mesh details indicate that I have ~300,000 elements but when I go to run it, it is showing ~1,000,000 elements (nodes and DOF tripled also).  This is forcing me to run a larger than desirable mesh size just to get the thing to run, and even with it like that, I'm looking at a minimum of a day's worth of run time.  Is this normal?