A mixed computational algorithm for plane elastic contact problemsII. Numerical examples Academic Article uri icon


  • The two numerical algorithms presented in Part 1 of this paper are utilized in the analysis of several contact problems, including a thin, uniformly loaded plate with a circular hole in contact with a pin. A hybrid algorithm that combines the numerical technique (i.e. the finite element method) with the experimental technique of the moir interferometry is also presented and applied to the pin-loaded plate. The displacements at the pin-hole interface are measured from physical experiments and are then used as prescribed boundary conditions in the finite element analysis of the modeled problem. Results of the hybrid algorithm are compared with solutions obtained from strictly computational algorithms that are independent of the experimental data. 1987.

published proceedings

  • Computers & Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Heyliger, P. R., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Heyliger, PR||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • January 1987