Implementation of Contact Algorithms with High Order FE

  • Alexander Konyukhov
  • Karl Schweizerhof
Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 67)


The Chapter is showing the implementation of high-order finite elements including the possibility of contact interactions within a special strategy such as contact layer finite element. Some numerical difficulties within the classical Hertz problem are studied (originated to [96]). Later, this example became the benchmark test for iso-geometric finite element, see [175] and [176]. The contact layer finite element is illustrating good correlation with the analytical solution of the famous Hertz contact problem even within a single element covering the contact zone.


Contact Pressure Contact Zone Contact Layer Normal Traction Contact Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institut für MechanikKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheDeutschland

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