I am new user in Abaqus. I want to model a contact between two surfaces. In order to to connect two surfaces I want to use variable stiffness beam elements between them. How to do this? If someone can help me with a sample cae file where I can have a look for such contact modeling that will be use full. I analyzed my model using frictional or frictionless sliding contact. Now I want to connect the two surfaces using variable stiffness beam element. It will be great if someone can help me on this.