Which material model should be assigned to a contact solid made of timber?


For the solid type 'Material', the material model 'Orthotropic Elastic/Plastic 3D' has to be assigned for timber (Figure 1).

Since the solid object type 'Contact' is considered as a member within the program, it generally requires an isotropic material model (Figure 2).


Material model Material Timber Contact solid Solids Error message Solid Type Isotropic Orthotropic Volume


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