Specify additional controls for contact.

This option is used to provide additional optional solution controls for models involving contact between bodies. The standard solution controls are usually sufficient, but additional controls are helpful to obtain cost-effective solutions for models involving complicated geometries and numerous contact interfaces, as well as for models in which rigid body motions are initially not constrained.

The CONTACT CONTROLS option can be repeated to set different control values for different contact pairs. It must be used in conjunction with the CONTACT PAIR option in Abaqus/Explicit analyses.

Related Topics
In Other Guides
Adjusting contact controls in Abaqus/Standard
About contact pairs in Abaqus/Explicit
Contact controls for contact pairs in Abaqus/Explicit


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Abaqus/CAEInteraction module