Contact formulation for general contact in Abaqus/Explicit

The contact formulation used with the general contact algorithm in Abaqus/Explicit:

  • includes the contact surface weighting, surface polarity, and the sliding formulation; and

  • can be applied selectively to particular regions within a general contact domain.

The general contact formulation uses a penalty method to enforce contact constraints between surfaces; the constraint enforcement method is discussed in Contact constraint enforcement methods in Abaqus/Explicit.

The following topics are discussed:

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About general contact in Abaqus/Explicit
In Other Guides
Specifying master-slave assignments for general contact