Helpful Hints and Tips: Simulating Contact with Normal Springs + Nonlinear Analysis
Abstract: Simulating contact for a fastened T-joint via normal springs and nonlinear analyses. The following analyses were performed:
- Tension/compression spring reactions with linear elastic materials
- Compression-only spring reactions with linear elastic materials
- Compression-only spring reactions with elastic-plastic materials
- Compression-only spring reactions with elastic-plastic materials and geometric nonlinearities
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