FINITE ELEMENT FORMULATION AND SOLUTION OF CONTACT-IMPACT PROBLEMS IN CONTINUUM MECHANICS - IV
In Section 1, theory and algorithms for large displacement contact-impact analysis in two dimensions (i.e. plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetric) are presented. The theory encompasses a wide range of contact-impact problems and allows for a completely arbitrary contact surface development, stick, slip and frictional sliding conditions, and impact-release conditions covering the full range of contact possibilities. Section 2 describes some new developments regarding the Hertzian algorithm. Section 3 contains sample problems which employ the algorithms described in Section 1 and also some studies involving the Hertzian algorithm. Anticipating the need for an efficient shell element for crash configuration modelling, the authors have performed a pilot study of a plate bending element. The results of this study, which are encouraging, are contained in Section 4.
- See also report dated Jul 75, AD-A022 038.
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA United States 94720
- Hughes, TJR
- TAYLOR, R L
- Sackman, J L
- Kanoknukulchai, W
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 99 p.
- TRT Terms: Algorithms; Bending moments; Classical field theory; Crashes; Deformation curve; Finite element method; Force; Impacts; Kinematics
- Old TRIS Terms: Force mechanics
- Subject Areas: Materials; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00143951
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UCSESM-76-4
- Contract Numbers: N68305-75-C-0004
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Dec 15 2002 12:00AM