Contact and tied interfaces
"Optional title"
entype${}_s$, enid${}_s$, entype${}_m$, enid${}_m$, $tol$, mfid, gid, penalty, $\alpha_{max}$, no_self
Parameter definition
coid Command ID (optional)
entype${}_s$ Slave entity type
options: DP, G, NS, P, PS
enid${}_s$ Slave entity identification number
entype${}_m$ Master entity type
options: G, P, PS
enid${}_m$ Master entity identification number
$tol$ Tolerance for merging (absolute distance)
default: 1% of the master face side length
mfid ID of MERGE_FAILURE command
default: no failure
gid ID of GEOMETRY defining the region to be merged
default: no geometry
penalty Flag to switch to penalty formulation
0 $\rightarrow$ constraint based
1 $\rightarrow$ penalty based
$\alpha_{max}$ Maximum allowed deviation from parallelism
default: $25^\circ$
no_self Flag to deactivate self-merging (same slave and master part ID)
0 $\rightarrow$ self-merge is allowed
1 $\rightarrow$ self-merge is deactivated

This command can be used to merge disjointed meshes. Note that the finer element grid should be on the slave side. Interface forces are written to merge.out. Maximum tensile and shear stresses are also output, if a failure criterion has been define (parameter mfid).

Merge disjointed meshes

A flexible pipe with part ID = 10 is merged to a plate with part ID = 20. The pipe is given an initial velocity of 100 m/s. The rigid plate is fixed in space.

# Merge a pipe to a plate - complete input deck
# Define geometries and mesh
10, 10, 10, 10, 1
0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.1, 0.02, 0.021
20, 20, 10, 10, 1
-0.05, -0.05, -0.01, 0.05, 0.05, 0.0
P, 10, 3
# Material properties
10, 1500.0, 1.0e8, 0.49
20, 7800.0
10, 10, 0, 0, 45.0
20, 20
# Boundary and initial conditions
"fixed plate"
P, 20, XYZ, XYZ
P, 10, 100.0, 0.0, 0.0
"pipe to plate"
P, 10, P, 20
Merge a pipe to a plate
Merge a pipe to a plate