Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278152
Title:
Determination of contact stress using gap finite element method
Author:
Tvedt, Kristofer Eugene, 1963-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The gap finite element uses the Richard equation to account for the nonlinearity in the boundary condition changes during deformation. This is accomplished by replacing the boundary nonlinearity with an equivalent material nonlinearity within the finite element program and using an incremental solution method. The gap element is developed as a special element with easily obtainable input parameters. The gap element is used to predict high stresses in local areas related to the contact of structural bodies. The major advantage to using a finite element solution with a gap element over a classical solution is in the ease of combining the contact stress with other stresses in a structural body.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Applied Mechanics.; Engineering, Civil.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Richard, Ralph M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDetermination of contact stress using gap finite element methoden_US
dc.creatorTvedt, Kristofer Eugene, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTvedt, Kristofer Eugene, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe gap finite element uses the Richard equation to account for the nonlinearity in the boundary condition changes during deformation. This is accomplished by replacing the boundary nonlinearity with an equivalent material nonlinearity within the finite element program and using an incremental solution method. The gap element is developed as a special element with easily obtainable input parameters. The gap element is used to predict high stresses in local areas related to the contact of structural bodies. The major advantage to using a finite element solution with a gap element over a classical solution is in the ease of combining the contact stress with other stresses in a structural body.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectApplied Mechanics.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRichard, Ralph M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349121en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27628371en_US
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