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intereface elements

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:13 am
by Jenny
Hi there
I am wondering if there is any specific way to define the zero-length elements between two solid elements. Initially, I was attaching these two elements with a master/slave option and it was working well. However, when I switched to zero-length element, I got an error.


Re: intereface elements

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:28 am
by MassimoPetracca
Dear Jenny,
Could you describe the error you got?
If you want to define an interface (for example a cohesive interface or a contact condition) between two faces of two separated solids, you have to:
  • create an "Interaction" using the "Node to Node links" type
  • select the master surface
  • right click
  • select the slave surface
  • right click
Then you simply need to assign to this condition a proper physical property and a proper element property. This is the main difference with equal dofs that are instead Conditions.
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