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|2002 ||Belytschko, T, Daniel, WJT and Ventura, G (2002) A monolithic smoothing-gap algorithm for contact-impact based on the signed distance function. International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering, 55 1: 101-125.|
A new algorithm has been developed for smoothing the surfaces in finite element formulations of contact-impact. A key feature of this method is that the smoothing is done implicitly by constructing smooth signed distance functions for the bodies. These functions are then employed for the computation of the gap and other variables needed for implementation of contact-impact. The smoothed signed distance functions are constructed by a moving least-squares approximation with a polynomial basis. Results show that when nodes are placed on a surface, the surface can be reproduced with an error of about one per cent or less with either a quadratic or a linear basis. With a quadratic basis, the method exactly reproduces a circle or a sphere even for coarse meshes. Results are presented for contact problems involving the contact of circular bodies. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.
| Dr Bill Daniel|
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|Keywords: ||Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications, Engineering, Multidisciplinary, Contact, Finite Elements, Impact, Smoothing, Finite-element Formulation, Dynamics, Penalty|