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A Mesh-Free Finite Element Solution for Unilateral Contact Problems

Abstract Current trends in the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) involve the integration of legacy mesh-based finite element software with newer solid-modeling kernels or full CAD systems in order to simplify laborious or highly specialized tasks in engineering analysis. In particular, mesh generation is becoming increasingly automated. In addition, emphasis is increasingly placed on full assembly (multi-part) models, which in turn necessitates an automated approach to contact analysis. This task is challenging due to increases in algebraic system size, as well as increases in the number of distorted elements - both of which necessitate manual intervention to maintain accuracy and conserve computer resources. In this investigation, it is demonstrat... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Grishin, Alexander (Author) / Shah, Jami J. (Advisor) / Davidson, Joe (Committee member) / Hjelmstad, Keith (Committee member) / Huebner, Ken (Committee member) / Farin, Gerald (Committee member) / Peralta, Pedro (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering / Computer Science / Mathematics / B-Splines / Contact Mechanics / finite element analysis / Hertz Problem / mesh-free / R-functions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 212 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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