Documentation

Documentation

Although documentation is installed locally with our software, we provide the latest version online also for the convenience of our users. The current version of CONTACT is version 20.2, released August 15th, 2020.

This version provides the following extensions with respect to earlier versions of the program:

  • Automatic and detailed analysis of wheel/rail contacts, using planar and conformal contact approaches.
  • Provide profile smoothing, and variation of friction parameters across the rail profile.

Version 19.1 provided the following extensions:

  • Ability to compute surface temperatures and temperature-dependent friction.
  • Ability to compute plastic shear of interfacial layers.
  • Speed-up of the analysis of wheel/rail profiles and geometry.

More information is provided in the release notes for v20.2 and v19.1.

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