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Simpack Contact Mechanics Training

Course Objective

This course explains the usage of Simpack’s modeling elements for contact mechanics and features that optimize the Simpack solver for generic contact simulations.
The course covers the following topics:

  • Overview on contact models and methods in Simpack
  • Single-point contact search with Moved Markers
    • 2D Curve-Curve Contact Detection
    • 3D Surface-Surface Contact Detection
  • Generic 2D and 3D Multi-point contact methods
    • 2D Curve-to-Curve Contact
    • 3D Geometrical Primitive Contact
    • 3D Polygonal Contact Method
  • Contact force calculation on rigid and flexible bodies
    • Unilateral spring-damper
    • Elastic Layer model
    • Hertzian contact
    • Viscous damping
    • Regularized Coloumb friction
    • Dynamic friction
    • Stick-slip friction
  • Minimum distance measurement between arbitrary surfaces
  • Examples of rigid and flexible body contact

The course is divided into lectures and workshops. The course's workshops are integral parts of the training. They are designed to reinforce concepts presented during the lectures. They are intended to provide users with the experience of running and trouble-shooting actual simulations.

Who should attend

Multibody simulation engineers involved in contact mechanics simulation will benefit from this course. Before undertaking the Simpack Contact Mechanics training course, you should have completed the Simpack Basics training course. Application specific contacts (tire/road, wheel/rail) are not covered here but in the Simpack Automotive resp. Rail training.

Course Overview

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

Download the course overview.

Schedule and Registration

North America