This is the first time I am posting a query. I am working on a project that involves a non-linear material (Nitrile rubber) O-ring. I am first applying temperature which is giving good results. Then I am importing the solution in static structural to apply pressure (giving result) after this I am again importing the solution in transient structural analysis to give a sinusoidal displacement but I am getting the following errors:
> Element 101371 located in Body "20 MM OD O-RING" (and maybe other elements) has become highly distorted. You may select the offending object and/or geometry via RMB on this warning in the Messages window. Excessive distortion of elements is usually a symptom indicating the need for corrective action elsewhere. Try incrementing the load more slowly (increase the number of substeps or decrease the time step size). You may need to improve your mesh to obtain elements with better aspect ratios. Also consider the behavior of materials, contact pairs, and/or constraint equations. If this message appears in the first iteration of first substep, be sure to perform element shape checking. Named Selections for the offending element can be created via the Identify Element Violations property on the Solution Information Object.
Also I am not clear how to what do the options in step controls mean. Eg: Steps, minimum steps, time steps etc. Please help me to understand these.
Thanking you in advance.