Using CSLIPEQ in Abaqus/Standard

By | August 8th, 2019|Abaqus FEA, Mechanical Engineering, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

Often enough when working with contact problems we want to consider the full surface slip between our surfaces - not the directional components CSLIP1 and CSLIP2. CSLIPEQ represents the total slip length at a slave or edge node while in contact. Incremental contributions to CSLIP1 and CSLIP2 are computed as the scalar product of the incremental relative nodal displacement vector [...]