contact interaction

SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Simulation Bonding and Contact Architecture


In this 2022 release of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation software code changes related to contact resulted in additional performance improvements. These are happening “behind the scenes”, but their effect is evident in faster solution times, especially for studies that use the FFEPlus iterative solver with a large percentage of nodes participating in bonded contact interactions. In summary, the code changes reduce the overhead by 1) removing duplicate degrees of freedom in the bonding and contact equations, 2) optimizing a parameter associated […]

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