Difference between revisions of "FEM ConstraintContact"

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* A very detailed CalculiX contact example:
* A very detailed CalculiX contact example:
** http://dip28p.web.fc2.com/calculix/netgen2calculix/index.html
** http://dip28p.web.fc2.com/calculix/netgen2calculix/index.html
* A very cool example too. In German supforum.
** https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39663&start=10#p337254

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FEM ConstraintContact.png FEM ConstraintContact

Menu location
Model → Mechanical Constraints → Constraint contact
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
FEM tutorial


Creates a FEM constraint for contact between 2 surfaces.

How to use

  1. Click on FEM ConstraintContact.png or choose ModelMechanical ConstraintsFEM ConstraintContact.png Constraint contact from the top menu.
  2. Select the master face.
  3. Select the slave face.
  4. Enter a contact stiffness.
  5. Enter a friction coefficient.


  1. The contact constraint can only be applied to two faces.