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Old   September 9, 2015, 15:28
Default Negative volume in mesh due to contact
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I am simulating a ball inside a valve that its motion is determined by a UDF.

When the ball gets close to the wall I get errors about negative volumes. I tried refining the mesh, decreasing the time step, improving Flow Courant Number and relaxation factors. Also, I added the contact detection specifying the boundaries but I still get the same error.

Do I need to compile a UDF for the contact detection?

If so, any advice or push in the right direction would be appreciated.

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