Get an introduction to the updates for mechanical contact modeling in the Structural Mechanics Module as of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.5 from Tobias Gasch, product developer at COMSOL. Follow along as Tobias takes you through the specialized features and functionality for setting up and analyzing mechanical contact problems, including:
- The Solid Mechanics, Multibody Dynamics, Shell, Membrane, and Layered Shell interfaces
- Contact across interfaces and toward any meshed boundary
- The penalty method
- Friction forces in local tangent directions
- Adhesion and decohesion
- And more
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