Computational contact mechanics is a broad topic which bringstogether algorithmic, geometrical, optimization and numericalaspects for a robust, fast and accurate treatment of contactproblems.
This book covers all the basic ingredients of contact andcomputational contact mechanics: from efficient contact detectionalgorithms and classical optimization methods to new developmentsin contact kinematics and resolution schemes for both sequentialand parallel computer architectures. The book is self-contained andintended for people working on the implementation and improvementof contact algorithms in a finite element software.
Using a new tensor algebra, the authors introduce some originalnotions in contact kinematics and extend the classical formulationof contact elements. Some classical and new resolution methods forcontact problems and associated ready-to-implement expressions areprovided.
1. Introduction to Computational Contact.
2. Geometry in Contact Mechanics.
3. Contact Detection.
4. Formulation of Contact Problems.
5. Numerical Procedures.
6. Numerical Examples.
About the Authors
Vladislav A. Yastrebov is a postdoctoral-fellow in ComputationalSolid Mechanics at MINES ParisTech in France. His work incomputational contact mechanics was recognized by the CSMA awardand by the Prix Paul Caseau of the French Academy of Technology andElectricité de France.