An Efficient Numerical Algorithm for Cracks Partly in Frictionless Contact

Gunnar Peters, Johan Helsing
2000 SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics  
An algorithm for a loaded crack partly in frictionless contact is presented. The problem is nonlinear in the sense that the equations of linear elasticity are supplemented by certain contact inequalities. The location of a priori unknown contact zones and the solutions to the field equations must be determined simultaneously. The algorithm is based on a rapidly converging sequence of relaxed Fredholm integral equations of the second kind in which the contact problem is viewed as a perturbation
more » ... as a perturbation of a noncontacting crack problem. The algorithm exhibits great stability and speed. The numerical results are orders-of-magnitudes more accurate than those of previous investigators.
doi:10.1137/s0036139999356934 fatcat:tsri53vot5csrmonygcnpo7xcu