Contact Solids: 'Number of integrated objects in contact surfaces...'
Tips & Tricks
In RFEM, you can display contact properties between two surfaces by means of contact solids. Among other things, you should ensure, that both contact surfaces of a contact solid have the same integrated objects. Therefore, when modeling the contact surfaces, it is recommended to use the copy function in order to create the second contact surface.
However, one of the contact surfaces may have additional integrated objects. In this case, it is to be defined as Surface A. Then, it is not necessary for Surface B to include all integrated objects of Surface A (see Figure).
The FE mesh cannot be generated if this modeling rule is not respected. In that case, the program displays the error message ‘Numbers of integrated objects in contact surfaces do not correspond’.
Sonja von Bloh, M.Sc.
Product Engineering & Customer Support
Ms. von Bloh provides technical support for our customer and is responsible for the development of the SHAPE‑THIN program.
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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