This project is a static simulation of part of a roof support machine for underground mining. The part is the base of a machine like a giant heavy-duty scissor jack. I am trying to see of the large plates that tie the two halves of this base together are adequate. These two ‘bridge’ plates are colored orange and purple in the model.
The mine floor is very uneven at times, so I am trying to simulate one base stuck to the floor and the other one suspended and held up by the linkage it is attached to and the two bridge plates.
I am model, mesh, material, everything fine, just the simulation won’t run.
I get the message: "An error occurred in the resolution of the contact constraints. At least one contact definition is superfluous since all its slave nodes are already constrained by other contacts or constraints. Please review your simulation setup."
Don’t know what this may be. The error message would help a lot more if I knew what was superfluous in the contsraints or nodes.