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Document type: Tese
Access type: Acesso Aberto
Title: Contact mesh approach in explicit finite element method: an application to a severe contact problem
Author: Felice Neto, Fábio Raffael
First Advisor: Oliveira, Sonia Aparecida Goulart
First coorientator: Weyler, Rafael
First member of the Committee: Souza, Francisco Jose
Second member of the Committee: Silva Jr, Washington Martins
Third member of the Committee: Batalha, Gilmar Ferreira
Fourth member of the Committee: Landre Jr, Janes
Summary: The contact problem in Finite Element Method formulations is characterized as an optimization problem, in which the boundary conditions generate a contact penetration gap that must be minimized to maintain the physics of the problem. Normally the contact initiation depends on a search frequency and bodies’ velocities, resulting inconsiderable errors when in severe contact cases. So this work aims to propose a contact mesh approach in an Explicit Finite Element Method. This contact mesh links the probable contact regions and minimizes the potential error. To validate the material formulation and properties a tensile strength experiment was simulated. And in order to test the method efficiency, a microindentation experiment that represents a severe contact problem was simulated using explicit and implicit time integration methods. As results both methods showed similar good results when compared to experimental tests, but the implicit approach had better results in total time execution. It was possible to understand the deformation phenomenon in the microindentation test and also other related phenomena, such as the stress field and the pile up.
Keywords: Finite Element Method
Contact mesh
Microindentation simulation
Explicit finite element method
Language: eng
Country: Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Program: Programa de Pós-graduação em Engenharia Mecânica
Quote: FELICE-NETO, Fabio Raffael. Contact mesh approach in explicit finite element method: an application to a severe contact problem, 2016. 135f. Tese, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, 2016. Programa de Pós-graduação em Engenharia Mecânica.
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Date of defense: 10-Oct-2016
Appears in Collections:TESE - Engenharia Mecânica

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