OS-E: 0700 Subcase Specific Model Change using 3-Rings

Demonstrates subcase specific model change feature. In this model, there are 3 rings of different sizes, Component A is the smallest ring, Component B is the middle ring, and Component C is the largest ring.

Figure 1. FE Model

Model Files

Before you begin, copy the file(s) used in this example to your working directory.

Model Description

The ring colors are:
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow

In the first subcase, the interface fit between ring A and B, and removing ring C is simulated.

In the second subcase, the status from the previous subcase is carried over; in addition, the external layer elements from ring B is removed.

In the third subcase, ring C is added and simulation interface between all the three rings by adding another contact between ring B and C. (In this subcase, the status from the previous subcase is carried over).
FE Model
Element Types
The linear material properties are:
Young’s Modulus
30E6 MPa
Poisson's Ratio


All the three subcase results of contact status and contact pressure are shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. Contact Status and Contact Pressure Contour

Table 1. Results Table
Interface Fit Between Remove Add
Load Step 1 Component A-B Component C
Load Step 2 None One External Layer Elements from Component B
Load Step 3 Component A-B-C Component C