In order to be able to use this module import it like this:

#or assign it to a shorter name
import as ini, t1, t2, reference_angle=0.0)

Python function to initialize the contact state between two triangles with bending forces. Analogous to the resolver’s member function called ‘initialize_newContact’. Returns a dictionary with all required members of the ContactState.


-connectivity connectivity object with triangleCorners and triangleEdges members

-t1 index of first triangle -t2 index of second triangle -reference_angle angle yielding no bending forces between the two triangles; defined as angle between the triangle normals.