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*CONTACT DAMPING

Keyword type: model definition

With this option a damping constant can be defined for contact
elements. It is one of the optional cards one can use within a *SURFACE
INTERACTION definition. Contact damping is available for
implicit *DYNAMIC calculations only. For explicit
*DYNAMIC calculations it has not been implemented yet.

The contact damping is applied in normal direction to the master surface of the
contact pair. The resulting damping force is the product of the damping
coefficient with the area times the local normal velocity difference between the master and slave
surface. With the optional parameter
TANGENT FRACTION the user can define what fraction of the damping
coefficient should be used in tangential direction, default is zero. For a
nonzero tangential damping a tangential force results from the product of the
tangential damping constant multiplied with the area times the local tangential velocity
difference vector.
In CalculiX, contact damping is implemented for small deformations.

First line:

- *CONTACT DAMPING
- enter the TANGENT FRACTION parameter if needed

Second line:

No temperature dependence is allowed

Example:
*SURFACE INTERACTION,NAME=SI1
*SURFACE BEHAVIOR,PRESSURE-OVERCLOSURE=LINEAR
1.e7
*CONTACT DAMPING
1.e-4

defines a contact damping with value for all contact pairs using the
surface interaction SI1.

Example files: contdamp1, contdamp2.