Accession Number:

ADA022038

Title:

Finite Element Formulation and Solution of Contact/Impact Problems in Continuum Mechanics. III.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DIV OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This is a progress report on a finite element formulation of contact-impact problems in continuum mechanics. Several check problems are reported upon which employ the so-called Hertzian algorithm described in earlier work. The development of finite element models for nonlinear compressible, incompressible and nearly-imcompressible elastic bodies is described, and a detailed algorithm is presented for determining if, and where, contact has been made for the kinematically nonlinear case. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Crystallography
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE