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Numan Behll BEKTA

CONTACT PROBLEM

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Thickness t=5mm
Elas. Mod. E=200000MPa
v=0.3

50
5
50

B
20

Two plate models are clamped at A and B ends.

PRE-PROCESSOR PHASE

Preprocessor>Modelling> (Create two rectangular areas as shown above)


Preprocessor>Element Type>Add/Edit..>Choose (Shell63)
Preprocessor>Real Constants>Add/Edit..>Give Thickness (5mm)
Preprocessor>Material models>Material properties>Structural>Linear>Elastic>
Isotrop (E=200000MPa, v=0.3)

Preprocessor>Meshing>SizeContr>Manual size>Areas>All areas (give Elem size 2mm)


Preprocessor>Meshing>Mesh>Areas>Free>Pick two areas and OK.

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Open Contact Manager Windows from utility menu

Preprocessor> Contact Manager


Preprocessor> Contact Manager> Click Contact Wizard
A contact pair consists of a target surface and contact surface. You will first define the target
surface.
Preprocessor> Contact Manager>Click Contact Wizard>Click Target Surface (Areas)
and Flexible Target Type>Pick Target (Area or areas)>Next
The contact surface moves into the target surface.
>Click Contact surface (areas) and Contact element type (surface-to-surface),
than Click Pick contact(area or areas) apply than
The contact pair is now ready to be created using the following settings:
>Click Create>Flip Target or Contact normals>Finish

Preprocessor>Element Type>Add/Edit..>See Target and Contact Element types which are


selected by Contact Manager >CONTA174>Options> Choose K2 Penalty Method, K7
Reasonable T/L inc, K11 Include and K12 Bonded (always) OK.
Preprocessor>Real Constants>Add/Edit..>CONTA174>Type FKN (200000) OK.

SOLUTION PHASE
Solution>Analysis type>New analysis>Static
Select solution>Analysis Type>Soln Control

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Solution>Define loads>Apply>Structural>Displacements>On Lines


(Fix A ve B sides all DOF)
Solution>Define loads>Apply>Structural>Pressures>On areas
Pressure on Contact surface (-2MPa)
Solution>Solve>Current LS

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POST-PROCESSOR PHASE
General Postproc>Plot Results>Counter Plot>Nodal Solu>Stres>von Misses