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No deformation in static analysis when using contact virtual part?

DavidHansson

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Hello, I have a part with two holes, and I want to simulate that the part is effected by an axle that goes through the hole. First I used rigid virtual part and smooth virtual part in the holes, I applied a distributed force to the virtual part,, after running computation there were deformations. But when I made the same thing with contact virtual part my geometry didn't deform at all, there was stresses in the material though. I read that virtual contact part should be the best choice for simulating an axle through holes!
So why doesn't the geometry deform when using contact virtual part?

lots of thanks/ David
 

DavidHansson

New member
Hello, I have a part with two holes, and I want to simulate that the part is effected by an axle that goes through the hole. First I used rigid virtual part and smooth virtual part in the holes, I applied a distributed force to the virtual part,, after running computation there were deformations. But when I made the same thing with contact virtual part my geometry didn't deform at all, there was stresses in the material though. I read that virtual contact part should be the best choice for simulating an axle through holes!
So why doesn't the geometry deform when using contact virtual part?

lots of thanks/ David
Found out that I just had to increase the amplification magnitude severe,, it was set to like 0,00..something, and to make any deformation visible it had to be set to like 1000 times the real deformation!
 

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