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Mortar Methods for Single- and Multi-Field Applications in Computational Mechanics

  • Alexander Popp
  • Michael W. Gee
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
Conference paper

Abstract

Mortar finite element methods are of great relevance as a non-conforming discretization technique in various single-field and multi-field applications. In computational contact analysis, the mortar approach allows for a variationally consistent treatment of non-penetration and frictional sliding constraints despite the inevitably non-matching interface meshes. Other single-field and multi-field problems, such as fluid–structure interaction (FSI), also benefit from the increased modeling flexibility provided by mortar methods. This contribution gives a review of the most important aspects of mortar finite element discretization and dual Lagrange multiplier interpolation for the aforementioned applications. The focus is on parallel efficiency, which is addressed by a new dynamic load balancing strategy and tailored parallel search algorithms for computational contact mechanics. For validation purposes, simulation examples from solid dynamics, contact dynamics and FSI will be discussed.

Keywords

Dynamic Load Balance Lagrange Multiplier Vector Mortar Method Slave Side Nonlinear Solid Mechanic 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The support of the first author (A.P.) by the TUM Graduate School is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Popp
    • 1
  • Michael W. Gee
    • 2
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computational MechanicsTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Mechanics and High Performance Computing GroupTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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