Credits: 7.5 . Responsible teacher: Ralf Denzer
Prerequisites: Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Finite Elements
Examination Format: Oral exam
Aim of the course
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge on an up-to-date treatment of different formulations, algorithms and discretization techniques in contact mechanics.
- Continuum mechanics background which includes the derivation of the contact constraints
- Strong form, weak form
- discretization of the contact problem
- Solution techniques for systems of nonlinear equations with inequality constraints
- One-dimensional contact problems
- Two- and three-dimensional contact problems
- Wriggers, P.: Computational Contact Mechanics. Springer, 2006.
- Laursen, Tod A.: Computational Contact and Impact Mechanics: Fundamentals of Modeling Interfacial Phenomena in Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis. Springer Science & Business Media, 2002.