Is it possible to use a contact solid or a layered FE mesh for a solid, even for curved surfaces? I receive Error No. 848. 


Yes, the contact solid or a layered FE mesh also works for curved surfaces. However, the following restrictions shall apply:

  • The surface is only simply curved
  • The curved surfaces are modeled via concentric circles (see Figure 01)
The easiest way to create the lines is to use the function "Set Parallel Line". (see Figure 02)


Contact solid Layered FE mesh Curved surfaces Error No. 848



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