Frequently Asked Questions¶
tamaas module gives a circular import error on Windows¶
(Similar to this issue)
pip install tamaas does not work on Windows, as binary
distributions are only built for Linux. To use Tamaas in Windows, use the
Windows subsystem for Linux, then use
pip to install Tamaas, or use the provided Docker images.
What are the units in Tamaas?¶
All quantities in Tamaas are unitless. To choose a consistent set of units, see Units in Tamaas.
Do contact solvers solve for a total force or an average pressure?¶
Solvers consider that the argument to the
solve() method is an average
apparent pressure (or average gap in some cases), i.e. the total force divided
by the total system area (in the reference configuration). This means that
doubling the system size and solving for the same argument to the solver
increases the total load by a factor 4 (for a 2D surface).