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Grant number: 16/14230-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): December 08, 2016
Effective date (End): February 22, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics of Solids
Principal researcher:Alfredo Gay Neto
Grantee:Alfredo Gay Neto
Host: Peter Wriggers
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany  


In computational mechanics, the usage of contact modeling is frequent for practical engineering applications. The models are being developed, leading to the possibility of simulation of more realistic scenarios. In the context of finite element modeling, among the classical contact formulations named "node-node" and "node-surface", new possibilities for establishing contact models emerge, with the aid of "master-master" formulations, in which no master-slave distinction is made for contacting-surfaces. Such subject was initially proposed for contact between beams, represented by spatial curves. During last years, advances were done to consider contact between beams in a more elaborated manner, assuming the interaction between two parameterized surfaces, representing the exterior contour of beams. The advantage is the possibility of establishing complex kinematics with one only contact pair. This project proposes the continuation of such development, with the objective of generalizing the "master-master" technique for problematic situations, such as conformal surfaces contact. This advancement represents a way to generalize the technique for a new broad of applications, such as contact involving shells and solids.

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Scientific publications (4)
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REFACHINHO DE CAMPOS, PAULO R.; NETO, ALFREDO GAY. Rigid body formulation in a finite element context with contact interaction. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, v. 62, n. 6, p. 1369-1398, . (16/14230-6)
NETO, ALFREDO GAY; PIMENTA, PAULO DE MATTOS; WRIGGERS, PETER. Contact between spheres and general surfaces. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 328, p. 686-716, . (16/14230-6)
NETO, ALFREDO GAY; PIMENTA, PAULO M.; WRIGGERS, PETER. A master-surface to master-surface formulation for beam to beam contact. Part II: Frictional interaction. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 319, p. 146-174, . (16/14230-6)
NETO, ALFREDO GAY; WRIGGERS, PETER. Computing pointwise contact between bodies: a class of formulations based on master-master approach. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, v. 64, n. 3, p. 585-609, . (16/14230-6)

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