Numerical Simulation Series: Mechanical Contact
Abstract: In this edition of ESRD’s Numerical Simulation Series, the computation of mechanical contact via numerical simulation is examined in detail. Highlights include:
- The modified augmented Lagrangian algorithm for frictionless contact
- Mechanical contact implementation and examples
- Modeling of fastened structural connections
- The fastener and link objects
- Remarks on current modeling practices for fastened structural connections
- Model problems.