During my research, I need to simulate the contact at the interface between two objects. And I was thinking to try a simple case first, a 10*10*10 steel cubic is put on a 100*100*1 steel plate, the weight of the cubic is 280lb, the friction coefficient is 0.5, so the friction force is 140lb, I want to apply a 100lb horizontal force to the cubic and keep the cubic static, the result I want to obtain from abaqus is the horizontal stress at the interface, then times the stress to area to see if it equals 100lb.
I input the steel density,
young's modulus and poisson's ratio in the material properties; and used surface-to-surface contact in initial step; in the contact property, the coefficient is 0.5
in tangent, and use the default in normal; the load was applied as a pressure to the left side of the cubic; the boundary condition is to fix the bottom surface of the steel plate to avoid the deformation of it.
I got aborted of my model, and the error message is that "too many attempts made for this increment", the warning is "displacement increment for contact is too big". I have tried many methods, but still got this kind of error. Could anyone help me with this? I appreciate your time and effort!
Thank you very much!