How To Undertake a Contact and Friction Analysis

Linear finite element analysis has for many years been widely used in the civil and mechanicals engineering fields and, in particular, in the construction, automotive, aerospace, and offshore sectors. Finite element analysis is an integral part of the design cycle in many companies.
element programs that have the capability to solve non-linear problems have also been available for many years but often have been considered for use only in specialised industries such as nuclear engineering and advanced gas turbine research. In fact, the application of non-linear finite element analysis to general engineering has been growing rapidly, using commercially available packages of high quality and reliability. This book deals specifically with the subset of non-linear problems involving contact or friction.

In this book the aim is to give sufficient background to the terminology and techniques specific to contact and friction analysis. In addition typical problems areas, which may arise, are highlighted and guidance as to how they can be resolved is provided. A number of examples are used throughout the text to illustrate the concepts and potential applications.

Contents

Introduction

Why non-linear analysis?

Classification of contact problems

Approaches for contact analysis

Complicating aspects in contact analysis and how they can be resolved

Concluding Remarks

References

 

Document Details

ReferenceHT15
AuthorKonter. A
LanguageEnglish
AudienceAnalyst
TypePublication
Date 1st November 2000
RegionTechnical

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