How can I model two surfaces lying on top of each other?


The easiest way is to create a contact solid between both surfaces. The contact solid allows you to precisely describe the contact properties of the surfaces lying on top of each other. In the FAQ "How can I quickly create a contact solid between two contact surfaces in RFEM?," you can find information about creating a contact solid.

If the contact conditions are of less relevance and both surfaces have the same material properties, you could simply increase the thickness of a surface at the respective location and only use one surface.


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