how to define no separation contact between beams?

  • Last Post 13 October 2018
aliBaratian posted this 13 October 2018

hi every body

i have two concentric beams as in pic below:

the left side is fixed for both. the inner longer beam is forced down and i have defined the beams to be in "no separation" contact.

the problem is the inner beam penetrates and gets out of the tubular beam as in pic below !

can any one help me with this?

thanks in advance 

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SandeepMedikonda posted this 13 October 2018

Beam to beam contact underwent a major upgrade in 19.1. 

Please post snapshots of the contact details you are using?

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peteroznewman posted this 13 October 2018

Insert a Contact Tool into the Connections folder and Generate Initial Contact Results. Look to see if the contact is closed.

If not, edit the Pinball Radius on the contact and make it larger.