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New contact force sensor

Region where all contact forces are sampled

*OUTPUT_CONTACT_FORCE is a new command for measuring contact forces. All contact forces in a user-defined region are sampled and the resultant is output to the ASCII file contact_force.out. This is a convenient tool for extraction of forces against individual parts, without having to subdivide the contact definitions into multiple *CONTACT commands.


A simple example where we extract the contact forces against a projectile penetrating a concrete target:

# --- One contact definition for the complete model ---
"all to all"
ALL, 0, ALL, 0
# --- Measure contact forces against Projectile (Part 3) ---
1, P, 3

Further reading

More information about the command can be found on our manual page: *OUTPUT_CONTACT_FORCE


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