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INITIAL_CONTACT

Initial conditions
*INITIAL_CONTACT
ip, n${}_{s1}$, n${}_{s2}$, n${}_{s3}$, n${}_{m1}$, n${}_{m2}$, n${}_{m3}$, $\delta$, $f_x$, $f_y$, $f_z$

Parameter definition

VariableDescription
ip Slave triangle quadrature point ID
n${}_{s1}$, n${}_{s2}$, n${}_{s3}$ Slave triangle nodes
n${}_{m1}$, n${}_{m2}$, n${}_{m3}$ Master triangle nodes
$\delta$ Contact penetration
$f_x$, $f_y$, $f_z$ Friction vector

Description

Definition of the initial contact state. This command is used by the solver when writing a state file (impetus_stateX.k) for the complete model or for a set of parts (see parameter enid${}_{res}$ in OUTPUT).