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contact problem with coupled structural and thermal multiphysics
Posted 09/04/2010, 11:43 GMT-4 Heat Transfer & Phase Change, Studies & Solvers, Structural Mechanics & Thermal Stresses Version 3.5a 5 Replies
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I am trying to simulate a 3D problem which involves structural and thermal multiphysics. I would like to create 2 concentric cylinders which the inner cylinder expands more than the outer cylinder when heated. Right now if I do not specify the contact pair, the inner cylinder will simply go into the outer cylinder after the simulation which is unreal.
If I try to include contact pair, the simulation cannot be solved and the following error message will appear:
All variables solved for must be treated in at least one segregated solver step."
I would really appreciate it if anyone has experienced this and knows how to solve it.