Specifies small penetration checking for contact entities in an explicit dynamic analysis.
Label identifying the option to be performed (no default).
Turn small penetration checking on for specified contact entities.
Turn small penetration checking off for specified contact entities.
List current setting for penetration checking.
Minimum contact entity number for which to turn on/off small penetration check (default = 1).
Maximum contact entity number for which to turn on/off small
penetration check (defaults to
Contact entity number increment (default = 1).
Penetration checking is determined by
the EDCONTACT command.
This command controls small penetration checking in an explicit dynamic
analysis. EDSP is applicable only to the following contact
types: STS, NTS, OSTS, TNTS, and TSTS. The penetration checking specified
by EDSP is similar to
the EDCONTACT command. However, EDSP controls
penetration checking for individual contact entities whereas
a global control that applies to all defined contact (of the types mentioned
above). EDSP can be used in a new analysis, or in a small
Use the EDCLIST command to list the contact entity numbers for all defined contact.
This command is also valid in SOLUTION.
Distributed ANSYS Restriction This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.