Monitoring the results of a nonlinear simulation as the model is solving can come in handy in identifying potential issues with the setup and resolving them before it finishes, especially when the model takes a long time to run. The potential issues can be rigid body motion, no contact detection, etc. In this lesson we focus our attention on reviewing intermediate results using the result trackers such as the deformation and contact trackers.
Download the accompanying geometry and archived files here. The student version of Ansys simulation software can be downloaded here.