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1. ## Interface type 7: how to calculate STFAC if ISTF=1?

Hi everybody i'm simulating a quarter sphere entering in a tank with water; i modelled the water using SPH elements. between the surface of sphere and particles of water i use a type7 interface. i have tryed two ways: with ISTF=1 i set a STFAC=40000Pa with ISTF=0 i set STFAC=0.1 (it is a scale factor to be multiplied by the young modulus of the sphere material, i have wood with E=14500MPa so by 0.1 it is 1450MPa as interface stifness) it comes out a more larger stifness interface respect the previous one. All the rest of model is the same between the two simulations the simulation with lower STFAC seems to be less viscous than the one with bigger STFAC. I'm i wrong? Dose some know why this is the behaviour of water? What does interest the interface stifness with this kind of behaviour? Thank you to all
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