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An implicit boundary finite element method with extension to frictional sliding boundary conditions and elasto-plastic analyses.

Lu, K. and Coombs, W.M. and Augarde, C.E. and Hu, Z. (2020) 'An implicit boundary finite element method with extension to frictional sliding boundary conditions and elasto-plastic analyses.', Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering., 358 . p. 112620.

Abstract

Implicit boundary methods, which enrich the interpolation structure with implicit weight functions, are straightforward methods for the enforcement of Dirichlet boundary conditions. In this article, we follow the implicit boundary method that uses approximate step functions (the step boundary method) developed by Kumar et al. and provide modifications that have several advantages. Roller boundary conditions have wide practical applications in engineering, however, the step boundary method for roller boundary conditions with inclinations has yet to be fully formulated through to the final linear system of equations. Thus we provide a complete derivation that leads to simplified sti↵ness matrices compared to the original approach, which can be implemented directly in fictitious domain finite element analysis. The approach is then extended, we believe for the first time, to the nonlinear cases of frictional boundary conditions and elasto-plastic material behaviour. The proposed formulation and procedures are validated on a number of example problems that test di↵erent aspects of the method.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-methods-in-applied-mechanics-and-engineering
Publisher statement:© 2019 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Date accepted:04 September 2019
Date deposited:10 September 2019
Date of first online publication:January 2019
Date first made open access:31 December 2019

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