Finite Element Formulation and Solution of Contact-Impact Problems in Continuum Mechanics-II.
Final rept. Jul 74-Jan 75,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LAB
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Hertzian contact-impact problems are solved which demonstrate the veracity of the numerical algorithm employed. The importance of the impact and release conditions is emphasized. A methodology is developed for nonlinear contactimpact problems. The formulation is applicable to motor vehicle accident research.