Abaqus-Tutorial-Chain-geometric-smoothing-contact-stabilization

Abaqus Tutorial 30:

Geometric Smoothing, Contact Stabilization

This exercise is intended to show two useful Abaqus capabilities related to contact handling: geometric surface smoothing and contact stabilization.

In this example, a metallic chain will be stretched using both loading and displacement conditions. Two cases (contact fully engaged and gap among two rings) are analyzed to investigate the potentials of geometric smoothing and contact stabilization.

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