contact method command


contact method keyword ... <range>

Primary keywords:

mechanical    thermal

Call a contact method. The method, along with its specific list of pairs of argument names and values, is invoked for the contacts in range.

By default, only mechanical contacts are considered.


Apply the method to mechanical contacts.


Apply the method to thermal contacts.

Usage Example

contact method bond gap 0.0 pb_deformability emod 60e9 kratio 2.5

from “make_intact.dat” in Creation of a Synthetic Rock Mass (SRM) Specimen

contact method bond range contact active

from “stress.dat” in Rigid Block Model of Tunnel Excavation

contact method pb_deformability emod [ballemod] kratio 1.0 ...

from “SleevedTriaxialTest.dat” in Sleeved Triaxial Test of a Bonded Material