Contact analysis in Abaqus
I am trying to model a moving truck on a bridge . Initially I want to try doing a static analysis. For this , I have modeled tyres as analytically rigid cylinders and, placing them on the solid slab element . After this i have applied a velocity boundary condition to the rigid cylinder , and also a load ( Pointing in the direction of gravity) to the reference point .
I have also defined a interaction( Surface-to Surface) between the cylinder and the slab with Normal Contact condition . I am getting an error saying " The slave surface nodes are penetrating the Master surface " . Can anybody suggest a solution to this problem and if possible say whether i will get what i am expecting after doing all this .
Thanks a lot in advance ...