Slide line contact elements

Slide line elements:

  • can model the finite-sliding interaction between two deforming bodies when the sliding occurs along a line (“slide line”) that lies in a specific plane;

  • assume that tangential motions orthogonal to a slide line are zero or small (Abaqus/Standard treats such motions as being infinitesimal);

  • can be used with axisymmetric stress/displacement elements;

  • are recommended for specific applications, such as when a contact surface is the surface of a substructure or when CAXA or SAXA elements are involved in contact;

  • are available for first- and second-order elements; and

  • use the same “master-slave” concepts for enforcing contact constraints seen in surface-based contact.

For a general discussion of contact modeling, see Defining Contact Interactions.

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Axisymmetric slide line element library
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