American Journal of Applied Sciences

Finite Element Analysis of Frictional Contact Problem During the Process of Metal Working

Nicolae Pop

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.152.157

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 2

Pages 152-157


The quasistatic contact problem with dry friction, contributes to the achievement of a numerical model for the simultaneity of different kinds of viscoplastic, incompressible materials forming. Starting from a variational formulation of the problem, which extends the static case, a perturbed Lagrangean, discrete formulation within the framework of finite element method is obtained. On the contact boundary we have used a method based on contact finite elements, with three nodes, for the unilateral contact conditions with the friction law. One numerical example is presented.


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