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