Defining tied contact in Abaqus/Standard

Tied contact in Abaqus/Standard:

  • ties two surfaces forming a contact pair together for the duration of a simulation;

  • can be used in mechanical, coupled temperature-displacement, coupled thermal-electrical-structural, coupled pore pressure-displacement, coupled thermal-electrical, or heat transfer simulations;

  • constrains each of the nodes on the slave surface to have the same value of displacement, temperature, pore pressure, or electrical potential as the point on the master surface that it contacts;

  • allows for rapid transitions in mesh density within the model;

  • requires the adjustment of the contact pair surfaces; and

  • cannot be used with self-contact or symmetric master-slave contact.

It is preferable to use the surface-based tie constraint capability instead of tied contact (see Mesh tie constraints for details).

The following topics are discussed:

Related Topics
About contact pairs in Abaqus/Standard
Adjusting initial surface positions and specifying initial clearances in Abaqus/Standard contact pairs
In Other Guides
Defining surface-to-surface contact
Using contact and constraint detection