I am utilizing cyclic symmetry with contact for my model, and when I look at my Solver Output file, I see duplicate contact pairs.
June 6, 2022 at 9:58 amFAQParticipant
ANSYS uses the Duplicate Sector method, in which a twin of the basic sector is created, including all BCs and constraint equations. An alternative method is the Complex Hermetian, but ANSYS uses the Duplicate Sector method because it is generally faster. Thus, seeing duplicated contact pairs is normal in cyclic symmetry analyses.
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