Computational Contact Mechanics
Welcome to this learning project about computational contact mechanics!
Computational Contact Mechanics deals with problems related to contact problems in the area of classical mechanics using computational means (like finite or boundary element methods). With increase in computational power, significant progress has been made towards robust numerical solutions to complicated contact problems. Owing to the complex nonlinear nature of contact,theoretical solutions are restricted to simple scenarios like Hertzian contact etc.
- Suggested Prerequisites:
- Time investment: 6 months
- Portal: Engineering and Technology
- School: Engineering
- Department: Mechanical engineering
- Level: Senior year undergraduate and graduate students
This is an introductory course on basics of computational contact mechanics and addresses problems of contact between two or more solid bodies. Nonlinearities can be caused by changes in geometry or be due to nonlinear material behavior. Both types of nonlinearities are covered in this course.
This learning project aims to.
- provide the mathematical foundations for formulation of contact problems using the finite element method
- expose students to some of the recent trends and research areas in contact mechanics
Textbooks and References
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- A Guide for Engineers to Computational Contact Mechanics by G. Zavarise, P. Wriggers and U. Nackenhorst, The TCN series on simulation based engineering and sciences, 2006, ISBN-13 978-88-95176-00-0.
- Computational Contact Mechanics by P. Wriggers, Springer, 2002, ISBN-13 978-3-540-32608-3
- Computational Contact and Impact Mechanics by T. A. Laursen, Springer, 2002, ISBN-13 978-3-662-04864-1
- Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis:
- J. N. Reddy (2004), An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Oxford University Press
- T. Belytschko, W. K. Liu, and B. Moran (2000), Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, John Wiley and Sons
- T. J. R. Hughes (2000), The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover Publications
- Finite Element Analysis:
- K-J. Bathe (1996), Finite Element Procedures, Prentice-Hall
- J. N. Reddy (1993), An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, McGraw-Hill
- O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor (2000), The Finite Element Method: Volume 2 Solid Mechanics, Butterworth-Heinemann
- S. C. Brenner and L. R. Scott (2007), The mathematical theory of finite element methods, vol. 15 of Texts in Applied Mathematics, Springer-Verlag
- Continuum Mechanics:
- A.J.M Spencer (2004), Continuum Mechanics, Dover Publications.
- L.E. Malvern (1969), Introduction to the Mechanics of a Continuous Medium, Prentice-Hall
- B. Daya Reddy (1998), Introductory Functional Analysis: With applications to boundary value problems and finite elements. , Springer-Verlag
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