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Influence Of The Location Of The Contact Point In Node-to-point Contact Approaches Using Non Conforming Boundary Element Discretizations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON970101

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,032 kb

Author(s)

A. Blazquez & F. Paris

Abstract

The study of contact between deformable bodies with non conforming discretizations inherently involves the possibility of a node having contact with an element at any position along it. This paper presents a study of the influence that the position along the element of this contacting point has on the results The numerical technique used is the Boundary Element Method and the classic problem of the compression of a deformable cylinder on a deformable foundation, which belongs to the class of advancing contact problems, will be used as a reference to evaluate the errors induced by the position of the contacting point. 1 Introduction The first studies

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