Advances in computational coupling and contact mechanics

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Advances in Computational Coupling and Contact Mechanics, by Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), M H Ferri Aliabadi (Imperial College London, UK), presents recent advances in the field of computational coupling and contact mechanics with particular emphasis on the numerical methodologies necessary to solve advanced engineering applications. The book covers formulations based on the finite element method (FEM) and their variants (e.g. isogeometric analysis or standard and generalized high-order FEM: hp-FEM and GFEM, respectively), the boundary element method (BEM), the material point method (MPM) or the recently proposed finite block method (FBM). A number of topics are addressed, such as computational contact modelling in large deformation, high-order mortar-based methods, treatment of nonmatching interfaces in partitioned fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems, thermoelastic frictional contact or multifield magneto-electro-elastic contact modelling, indentation of functionally graded media (FGM), cohesive-frictional contact for microstructural analysis or recent approaches of MPM with applications on impact or fragmentation and comminution processes.

All chapters are self-contained and can be read independently. Contributions from leading experts in these fields and active researchers give a detailed overview of different modern numerical schemes that can be considered by main numerical methodologies to simulate interaction problems in continuum mechanics.

This book is written for Ph.D. students in computational mechanics but also serves as an introduction into recent numerical interaction techniques for researchers and practicing engineers.

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About The Authors

Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque is an Associate Professor in the Department Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Structures at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenier?a (ETSI) at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. His research interests are focused on Computational Mechanics (based on the Finite Element Method and the Boundary Element Method), with emphasis on computational contact mechanics (including friction, rolling and wear simulation), substructure coupling techniques using Lagrange multipliers and integrity problems in advanced multifield materials (i.e. piezoelectric and magnetoelectroelastic materials) or fiber reinforced materials (i.e. carbon nanotube reinforced composites). He has co-edited books on wear and contact mechanics and he has published several chapters and papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

M H Ferri Aliabadi is Chair in Aerostructures, Professor of Aerostructures, and Zaharoff Professor of Aviation at Imperial College London, UK. He was head of the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College from 2009-2017. Prior to joining Imperial College in 2005, he was Professor of Computational Mechanics and the Director of Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London (1997-2004) and Reader and Head of Damage Tolerance Division at WIT, Southampton (1987-1997). His current themes of research include: Computational Solid Mechanics, Failure Analysis and Fracture Mechanics, Multiscale Modelling, Microstructural Modelling, Smart Structures, Boundary Element Method, Meshless Methods, Wear and Contact Mechanics, Geometrically Nonlinear problems, Plasticity and Creep, Crack Growth Modelling, Sensitivity Analysis and Optimisation, Stochastic and Probabilistic Analysis, Buckling of Thin-Walled Structures, Multilayered Structures, and Structural Dynamic and Impact.

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