I am simulating in Workbench a simply supported laminated glass (2 glass panes and a PVB interlayer material in-between). It is subjected by pressure on the top face (Like the simulation of plate, subjected by a load perpendicular to its surface).
At Mechanical, I see that 3 Contact Regions are created by ANSYS by default.
- Should there be 3 Regions?
(In one of these Regions, the Target and Contact Bodies are the Lower and Upper Pane [Fig 1] - I find this strange because these two separate solids do not touch each other)
Secondly, compared with the analytical solution, this value is ok, because it represents the case when these panes are fully interacting with each other.
- How can I simulate partialy bonded panes (I know the shear action value) and not full bond?