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Shape factor of multi-linear separation of decohesive setting & penalty factor
Posted 21 Nov 2018, 21:58 GMT-5 Mechanical, Structural Mechanics & Thermal Stresses 3 Replies
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Dear Comsol users,
I noticed that for decohesive settings tag, there is a parameter λ called shape factor when multi-linear seperation is selected. Could anyone please give some explanation on this? What does this factor do?
Also, the contact pressure penalty factor in penalty method is interpreted as the stiffness of a distributed spring connecting two contact boundaries. Why does it have the unit of N/m^3?
Any suggestion is appreciated.