Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

A Study of Naghdi's Shell with a Unilateral Contact of a Rigid Obstacle

Taallah Frekh and Nouri Fatma-Zohra

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2010.333.341

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 6, Issue 3

Pages 333-341


Problem statement: In this study we considered a shell modeled by Naghdi’s equations with a unilateral contact of a rigid body. Approach: This model has been studied by Blouza and Le Dret (1994b) but without contact. Results: In this study, we studied the existence, uniqueness and continuity of the deformation of this shell with respect to the data. Conclusion: We proposed to approximate the model by a finite element method.


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