FAQ 002272 EN-US

Modeling | Structure RFEM

Is it possible to assign a nonlinear material to a contact solid? Which material is most suitable?

Answer

Nonlinear materials are not allowed for contact solids. It is not possible to make a general statement regarding which material should be used. A contact solid can represent a rubber body or a steel plate. We recommend to select an isotropic material here which corresponds or is similar to the real material in its properties.

Keywords

contact solid, nonlinear material

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RFEM 5.xx

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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