Unable to view contact pressure
issueid=760 01-19-2017 09:17 PM
Junior Member
Unable to view contact pressure
Unable to view contact pressure

Hello, I've been having issues viewing the contact pressure (or contact force) in PostView. I have a very simple displacement controlled contact model with 2 bones coming into contact, and it's running to normal completion. All other outputs are correctly displayed. I'm using facet-to-facet sliding with two-pass turned off, as I've seen some other issues in viewing results with two-pass on. I imagine I'm making a simple mistake, so is there a common fix to try?

Thank you,
Issue Details
Issue Number 760
Project PostView
Category Unknown
Status Not a Bug
Priority 5 - Medium
Affected Version Unknown
Fixed Version (none)
Users able to reproduce bug 0
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
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01-19-2017 09:34 PM
Junior Member
I may have found my answer. It seems that .feb files exported using the 2.0 spec rather than the 2.5 spec correctly show contact pressure in PostView.

09-03-2017 07:27 AM
Junior Member
Hi, I'm having the same issue except that I'm exporting my parts using 2.0 and nothing is shown when I select contact pressure.

04-14-2018 12:52 PM
Hi lancef, OJMorgan - it sounds like you need to add a line to your .feb file to write the contact pressure to the plotfile database. You can do this in PreView or you can eidt the files directly.
Please see section 3.18.2 of the FEBio User's Manual entitled, "Plotfile".

Best regards,

Jeff Weiss

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