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Numerical simulation of structural dynamic contact problems with high-order finite element using high performance computing

Grant number: 13/10523-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Marco Lucio Bittencourt
Grantee:Allan Patrick Cordeiro Dias
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This project proposes an original application of high-order finite element method in analysis of structural dynamic contact problems. The contact element will be built from the mortar decomposition method of the discretized domain and implemented in a high-order finite element code. Due to the high computational cost involving this kind of application, the developed codes will be focused in high performance. With this purpose, modern computational technologies will be used such as the parallel and distributed programming with performance measure tools. The objectives of the study are the analysis of the accuracy of solution by the increase of the element interpolation order and some important aspects relative to the robustness, computational viability and stability of solution in contact problems. The analysis will be performed in tridimensional dynamic contact problems with finite deformation, friction and using hyperelastic materials. A robust and parallel version of the code will be available in a public domain in the end of this project.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DIAS, A. P. C.; PROENCA, S. P. B.; BITTENCOURT, M. L. High-order mortar-based contact element using NURBS for the mapping of contact curved surfaces. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, v. 64, n. 1, p. 85-112, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DIAS, A. P. C.; SERPA, A. L.; BITTENCOURT, M. L. High-order mortar-based element applied to nonlinear analysis of structural contact mechanics. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 294, p. 19-55, SEP 1 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
DIAS, Allan Patrick Cordeiro. Simulação numérica de problemas de contato estrutural com elementos mortar-based de alta-ordem. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica.

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