Guidelines for Obtaining Contact Convergence

•Contact elements are a powerful feature in ANSYS, however the numerous behavior options and inputs can be daunting.
•An estimated 75% of the internal support calls at my company are related to difficulty with contact element convergence.
•Over many years, I have developed a methodical process for troubleshooting and debugging contact analyses.
•These techniques may or may not be unique to gas turbine applications.

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