The "General" tab of the solid dialog box describes the following parameters:
- Solid type, "Contact" in this case
- Boundary surfaces of the solid
- Material of the solid
The "Contact" tab manages the following information:
- Two surfaces A and B, between which the contact properties are effective
- Properties of the contact perpendicular to both surfaces (full force transmission, failure under compression or tension)
- Properties of the contact parallel to both surfaces (full force transmission, failure if contact perpendicular to surfaces failed, rigid or elastic friction with or without limit, elastic solid behavior)
The following requirements must be met for the definition of a contact solid:
- Two contact surfaces must be parallel to each other and have the same dimensions.
- Both contact surfaces must have the same integrated elements, such as nodes and lines, at the same height.
- Each lateral connecting surface must consist of four boundary lines.
When using the RF‑GLASS add‑on module, you can define in the main program just the geometry as well as the load situation of the structural component to be designed. The respective support conditions and all further design-relevant definitions, for example the layer structure and support conditions, can be further specified in RF‑GLASS.
The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements