A Contact Problem with Normal Compliance, Finite Penetration and Nonmonotone Slip Dependent Friction
In this work, we consider a static frictional contact problem between a linearly elastic body and an obstacle, the so-called foundation. This contact is described by a normal compliance condition of such a type that the penetration is restricted with unilateral constraint. The friction is modeled with a nonmonotone law. In order to approximate the contact conditions, we consider a regularized problem wherein the contact is modeled by a standard normal compliance condition without finite penetration. Next, we present a convergence result between the solution of the regularized problem and the original problem. Finally, we provide a numerical validation of this convergence result. To this end we introduce a discrete scheme for the numerical approximation of the frictional contact problems.
This research was supported by a Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Fellowship within the seventh European Community Framework Programme under Grant Agreement no. 2011-295118.