Contact formulations for contact pairs in Abaqus/Explicit

The contact formulation for the contact pair algorithm in Abaqus/Explicit includes:

  • the contact surface weighting (balanced or pure master-slave); and

  • the sliding formulation (finite, small, or infinitesimal).

You can also specify the method that is used to enforce contact constraints in the contact pair; these methods are discussed in Contact constraint enforcement methods in Abaqus/Explicit.

The following topics are discussed:

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About contact pairs in Abaqus/Explicit
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Defining surface-to-surface contact