Three dimensional contact for FEA meshes (demo_FEA_contacts_SMC.cpp)

Tutorial that teaches how to use the FEA module to perform FEA simulations involving contact between meshes in threedimensional space.

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// Authors: Alessandro Tasora
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// FEA contacts
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#include "chrono/physics/ChSystemSMC.h"
#include "chrono/physics/ChBodyEasy.h"
#include "chrono/geometry/ChTriangleMeshConnected.h"
#include "chrono/solver/ChIterativeSolverLS.h"
#include "chrono/fea/ChElementTetraCorot_4.h"
#include "chrono/fea/ChMesh.h"
#include "chrono/fea/ChContactSurfaceMesh.h"
#include "chrono/fea/ChContactSurfaceNodeCloud.h"
#include "chrono/assets/ChVisualShapeFEA.h"
#include "chrono/fea/ChElementCableANCF.h"
#include "chrono/fea/ChBuilderBeam.h"
#include "chrono_irrlicht/ChVisualSystemIrrlicht.h"
using namespace chrono;
using namespace chrono::geometry;
using namespace chrono::fea;
using namespace chrono::irrlicht;
int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
GetLog() << "Copyright (c) 2017 projectchrono.org\nChrono version: " << CHRONO_VERSION << "\n\n";
// Create a Chrono::Engine physical system
// Create and set the collision system
// Use this value for an outward additional layer around meshes, that can improve
// robustness of mesh-mesh collision detection (at the cost of having unnatural inflate effect)
double sphere_swept_thickness = 0.002;
// Create the surface material, containing information
// It is a SMC (penalty) material that we will assign to
// all surfaces that might generate contacts.
auto mysurfmaterial = chrono_types::make_shared<ChMaterialSurfaceSMC>();
mysurfmaterial->SetYoungModulus(6e4);
mysurfmaterial->SetFriction(0.3f);
mysurfmaterial->SetRestitution(0.2f);
// Create a floor:
bool do_mesh_collision_floor = false;
auto mmeshbox = ChTriangleMeshConnected::CreateFromWavefrontFile(GetChronoDataFile("models/cube.obj"), true, true);
if (do_mesh_collision_floor) {
// floor as a triangle mesh surface:
auto mfloor = chrono_types::make_shared<ChBody>();
mfloor->SetPos(ChVector<>(0, -1, 0));
mfloor->SetBodyFixed(true);
auto floor_shape = chrono_types::make_shared<ChCollisionShapeTriangleMesh>(mysurfmaterial, mmeshbox, false,
false, sphere_swept_thickness);
mfloor->SetCollide(true);
auto masset_meshbox = chrono_types::make_shared<ChVisualShapeTriangleMesh>();
masset_meshbox->SetMesh(mmeshbox);
masset_meshbox->SetTexture(GetChronoDataFile("textures/concrete.jpg"));
} else {
// floor as a simple collision primitive:
auto mfloor = chrono_types::make_shared<ChBodyEasyBox>(2, 0.1, 2, 2700, true, true, mysurfmaterial);
mfloor->SetBodyFixed(true);
mfloor->GetVisualShape(0)->SetTexture(GetChronoDataFile("textures/concrete.jpg"));
}
// two falling objects:
auto mcube = chrono_types::make_shared<ChBodyEasyBox>(0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 2700, true, true, mysurfmaterial);
mcube->SetPos(ChVector<>(0.6, 0.5, 0.6));
auto msphere = chrono_types::make_shared<ChBodyEasySphere>(0.1, 2700, true, true, mysurfmaterial);
msphere->SetPos(ChVector<>(0.8, 0.5, 0.6));
// Example 1: tetrahedrons, with collisions
// Create a mesh. We will use it for tetrahedrons.
auto my_mesh = chrono_types::make_shared<ChMesh>();
// 1) a FEA tetrahedron(s):
// Create a material, that must be assigned to each solid element in the mesh,
// and set its parameters
auto mmaterial = chrono_types::make_shared<ChContinuumElastic>();
mmaterial->Set_E(0.01e9); // rubber 0.01e9, steel 200e9
mmaterial->Set_v(0.3);
mmaterial->Set_RayleighDampingK(0.003);
mmaterial->Set_density(1000);
if (false) {
for (int k = 0; k < 3; ++k)
for (int j = 0; j < 3; ++j)
for (int i = 0; i < 3; ++i) {
// Creates the nodes for the tetrahedron
ChVector<> offset(j * 0.21, i * 0.21, k * 0.21);
auto mnode1 = chrono_types::make_shared<ChNodeFEAxyz>(ChVector<>(0, 0.1, 0) + offset);
auto mnode2 = chrono_types::make_shared<ChNodeFEAxyz>(ChVector<>(0, 0.1, 0.2) + offset);
auto mnode3 = chrono_types::make_shared<ChNodeFEAxyz>(ChVector<>(0, 0.3, 0) + offset);
auto mnode4 = chrono_types::make_shared<ChNodeFEAxyz>(ChVector<>(0.2, 0.1, 0) + offset);
auto melement1 = chrono_types::make_shared<ChElementTetraCorot_4>();
melement1->SetNodes(mnode1, mnode2, mnode3, mnode4);
melement1->SetMaterial(mmaterial);
}
}
if (true) {
for (int i = 0; i < 4; ++i) {
try {
ChCoordsys<> cdown(ChVector<>(0, -0.4, 0));
ChCoordsys<> crot(VNULL,
Q_from_AngAxis(CH_C_2PI * ChRandom(), VECT_Y) * Q_from_AngAxis(CH_C_PI_2, VECT_X));
ChCoordsys<> cydisp(ChVector<>(-0.3, 0.1 + i * 0.1, -0.3));
ChCoordsys<> ctot = cdown >> crot >> cydisp;
ChMatrix33<> mrot(ctot.rot);
GetChronoDataFile("fea/beam.ele").c_str(), mmaterial, ctot.pos, mrot);
} catch (const ChException& myerr) {
GetLog() << myerr.what();
return 0;
}
}
}
// Create the contact surface(s).
// In this case it is a ChContactSurfaceMesh, that allows mesh-mesh collsions.
auto mcontactsurf = chrono_types::make_shared<ChContactSurfaceMesh>(mysurfmaterial);
// Remember to add the mesh to the system!
// Example 2: beams, with collisions
// Create a mesh. We will use it for beams only.
auto my_mesh_beams = chrono_types::make_shared<ChMesh>();
// 2) an ANCF cable:
auto msection_cable2 = chrono_types::make_shared<ChBeamSectionCable>();
msection_cable2->SetDiameter(0.05);
msection_cable2->SetYoungModulus(0.01e9);
msection_cable2->SetBeamRaleyghDamping(0.05);
builder.BuildBeam(my_mesh_beams, // the mesh where to put the created nodes and elements
msection_cable2, // the ChBeamSectionCable to use for the ChElementCableANCF elements
10, // the number of ChElementCableANCF to create
ChVector<>(0, 0.1, -0.1), // the 'A' point in space (beginning of beam)
ChVector<>(0.5, 0.13, -0.1)); // the 'B' point in space (end of beam)
// Create the contact surface(s).
// In this case it is a ChContactSurfaceNodeCloud, so just pass
// all nodes to it.
auto mcontactcloud = chrono_types::make_shared<ChContactSurfaceNodeCloud>(mysurfmaterial);
// Remember to add the mesh to the system!
// Optional... visualization
// Visualization of the FEM mesh.
// This will automatically update a triangle mesh (a ChVisualShapeTriangleMesh
// asset that is internally managed) by setting proper
// coordinates and vertex colors as in the FEM elements.
// Such triangle mesh can be rendered by Irrlicht or POVray or whatever
// postprocessor that can handle a colored ChVisualShapeTriangleMesh).
auto mvisualizemesh = chrono_types::make_shared<ChVisualShapeFEA>(my_mesh);
mvisualizemesh->SetFEMdataType(ChVisualShapeFEA::DataType::NODE_SPEED_NORM);
mvisualizemesh->SetColorscaleMinMax(0.0, 5.50);
mvisualizemesh->SetSmoothFaces(true);
auto mvisualizemeshcoll = chrono_types::make_shared<ChVisualShapeFEA>(my_mesh);
mvisualizemeshcoll->SetFEMdataType(ChVisualShapeFEA::DataType::CONTACTSURFACES);
mvisualizemeshcoll->SetWireframe(true);
mvisualizemeshcoll->SetDefaultMeshColor(ChColor(1, 0.5, 0));
auto mvisualizemeshbeam = chrono_types::make_shared<ChVisualShapeFEA>(my_mesh_beams);
mvisualizemeshbeam->SetFEMdataType(ChVisualShapeFEA::DataType::NODE_SPEED_NORM);
mvisualizemeshbeam->SetColorscaleMinMax(0.0, 5.50);
mvisualizemeshbeam->SetSmoothFaces(true);
auto mvisualizemeshbeamnodes = chrono_types::make_shared<ChVisualShapeFEA>(my_mesh_beams);
mvisualizemeshbeamnodes->SetFEMglyphType(ChVisualShapeFEA::GlyphType::NODE_DOT_POS);
mvisualizemeshbeamnodes->SetFEMdataType(ChVisualShapeFEA::DataType::NONE);
mvisualizemeshbeamnodes->SetSymbolsThickness(0.008);
// Create the Irrlicht visualization system
auto vis = chrono_types::make_shared<ChVisualSystemIrrlicht>();
vis->AttachSystem(&sys);
vis->SetWindowSize(800, 600);
vis->SetWindowTitle("FEA contacts");
vis->Initialize();
vis->AddLightWithShadow(ChVector<>(1.5, 5.5, -2.5), ChVector<>(0, 0, 0), 3, 2.2, 7.2, 40, 512, ChColor(1, 1, 1));
vis->EnableContactDrawing(ContactsDrawMode::CONTACT_DISTANCES);
// SIMULATION LOOP
auto solver = chrono_types::make_shared<ChSolverMINRES>();
sys.SetSolver(solver);
solver->SetMaxIterations(40);
solver->SetTolerance(1e-12);
solver->EnableDiagonalPreconditioner(true);
solver->EnableWarmStart(true); // Enable for better convergence when using Euler implicit linearized
while (vis->Run()) {
vis->BeginScene();
vis->Render();
vis->EndScene();
sys.DoStepDynamics(0.001);
}
return 0;
}
std::string GetChronoDataFile(const std::string &filename)
Obtain the complete path to the specified filename, given relative to the Chrono data directory (thre...
Definition: ChGlobal.cpp:95
Attach an arbitrary ChPhysicsItem (e.g.
Definition: ChSystem.cpp:210
Set the number of OpenMP threads used by Chrono itself, Eigen, and the collision detection system.
Definition: ChSystem.cpp:424
COORDSYS:
Definition: ChCoordsys.h:38
void SetSolverForceTolerance(double tolerance)
Set a solver tolerance threshold at force level (default: not specified).
Definition: ChSystem.h:193
Class for exceptions for throw() catch() mechanism.
Definition: ChException.h:24
Set the default effective radius of curvature (for SMC contact).
Definition: ChCollisionInfo.cpp:67
ChLog & GetLog()
Global function to get the current ChLog object.
Definition: ChLog.cpp:39
Definition of a 3x3 fixed size matrix to represent 3D rotations and inertia tensors.
Definition: ChMatrix33.h:31
Create and return a ChTriangleMeshConnected from a Wavefront OBJ file.
Definition: ChTriangleMeshConnected.cpp:259
ChQuaternion< double > Q_from_AngAxis(double angle, const ChVector< double > &axis)
Get the quaternion from an angle of rotation and an axis, defined in abs coords.
Definition: ChQuaternion.cpp:99
Namespace with classes for the Irrlicht module.
Definition: ChApiIrr.h:47
Namespace for classes which represent basic geometric objects.
Definition: ChBasisToolsBspline.h:24
Definition of a visual color.
Definition: ChColor.h:30
Definition of general purpose 3d vector variables, such as points in 3D.
Definition: ChVector.h:35
static void FromTetGenFile(std::shared_ptr< ChMesh > mesh, const char *filename_node, const char *filename_ele, std::shared_ptr< ChContinuumMaterial > my_material, ChVector<> pos_transform=VNULL, ChMatrix33<> rot_transform=ChMatrix33<>(1))
Load tetrahedrons from .node and .ele files as saved by TetGen.
static void SetDefaultSuggestedMargin(double margin)
Set the default margin (inward penetration).
Definition: ChCollisionModel.cpp:85
int DoStepDynamics(double step_size)
Advances the dynamical simulation for a single step, of length step_size.
Definition: ChSystem.cpp:1590
Class for a physical system in which contact is modeled using a smooth (penalty-based) method.
Definition: ChSystemSMC.h:30
Bullet-based collision detection system.
double ChRandom()
Returns random value in (0..1) interval with Park-Miller method.
Definition: ChMathematics.cpp:62
virtual void SetSolver(std::shared_ptr< ChSolver > newsolver)
Attach a solver (derived from ChSolver) for use by this system.
Definition: ChSystem.cpp:370
Utility class for creating complex beams using ChElementCableANCF elements, for example subdivides a ...
Definition: ChBuilderBeam.h:91
void BuildBeam(std::shared_ptr< ChMesh > mesh, std::shared_ptr< ChBeamSectionCable > sect, const int N, const ChVector<> A, const ChVector<> B)
Adds cable FEM elements to the mesh to create a segment beam from point A to point B,...
Definition: ChBuilderBeam.cpp:256
Main namespace for the Chrono package.
Definition: ChCamera.cpp:17
virtual void SetCollisionSystemType(ChCollisionSystem::Type type)
Set the collision detection system used by this Chrono system to the specified type.
Definition: ChSystem.cpp:375
Namespace for FEA classes.
Definition: ChVisualShapeFEA.h:28