WIT Press


Fractional Contact Analysis Using Boundary Element Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON930201

Volume

1

Pages

11

Published

1993

Size

834 kb

Author(s)

K.W. Man, M.H. Aliabadi & D.P. Rooke

Abstract

An efficient boundary element contact analysis based on an iterative and fully incremental loading technique is developed and implemented to solve non-linear frictional contact problems with conforming or non-conforming interfaces. This technique uses an updating process which allows the contact history to be followed from load-increment to load-increment. A traction extrapolation load scaling technique is used for each load increment to ensure that the unique combination of load, contact area and contact conditions is achieved for each po- tential contact node pair. In this paper, the problem of a tolerance-fit loaded pin in a cracked or uncracked lug is studied. The study shows that load transfer depends on the coefficien

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