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A convergence result for evolutionary variational inequalities and applications to antiplane frictional contact problems

Mircea Sofonea, Mohamed Ait Mansour (2004)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We consider a class of evolutionary variational inequalities depending on a parameter, the so-called viscosity. We recall existence and uniqueness results, both in the viscous and inviscid case. Then we prove that the solution of the inequality involving viscosity converges to the solution of the corresponding inviscid problem as the viscosity converges to zero. Finally, we apply these abstract results in the study of two antiplane quasistatic frictional contact problems with viscoelastic and elastic...

A frictional contact problem with wear and damage for electro-viscoelastic materials

Mohamed Selmani, Lynda Selmani (2010)

Applications of Mathematics

We consider a quasistatic contact problem for an electro-viscoelastic body. The contact is frictional and bilateral with a moving rigid foundation which results in the wear of the contacting surface. The damage of the material caused by elastic deformation is taken into account, its evolution is described by an inclusion of parabolic type. We present a weak formulation for the model and establish existence and uniqueness results. The proofs are based on classical results for elliptic variational...

A piezoelectric contact problem with normal compliance

Mircea Sofonea, Youssef Ouafik (2005)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We consider a mathematical model which describes the static frictional contact between a piezoelectric body and an insulator foundation. We use a nonlinear electroelastic constitutive law to model the piezoelectric material and the normal compliance condition associated to a version of Coulomb's friction law to model the contact. We derive a variational formulation for the model which is in the form of a coupled system involving the displacement and the electric potential fields. Then we provide...

A quasistatic bilateral contact problem with adhesion and friction for viscoelastic materials

Arezki Touzaline (2010)

Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae

We consider a mathematical model which describes a contact problem between a deformable body and a foundation. The contact is bilateral and is modelled with Tresca's friction law in which adhesion is taken into account. The evolution of the bonding field is described by a first order differential equation and the material's behavior is modelled with a nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive law. We derive a variational formulation of the mechanical problem and prove the existence and uniqueness result...

A quasistatic contact problem with adhesion and friction for viscoelastic materials

Arezki Touzaline (2010)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We consider a mathematical model which describes the contact between a deformable body and a foundation. The contact is frictional and is modelled by a version of normal compliance condition and the associated Coulomb's law of dry friction in which adhesion of contact surfaces is taken into account. The evolution of the bonding field is described by a first order differential equation and the material's behaviour is modelled by a nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive law. We derive a variational formulation...

A quasistatic unilateral and frictional contact problem with adhesion for elastic materials

Arezki Touzaline (2009)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We consider a quasistatic contact problem between a linear elastic body and a foundation. The contact is modelled with the Signorini condition and the associated non-local Coulomb friction law in which the adhesion of the contact surfaces is taken into account. The evolution of the bonding field is described by a first order differential equation. We derive a variational formulation of the mechanical problem and prove existence of a weak solution if the friction coefficient is sufficiently small....

A study of a unilateral and adhesive contact problem with normal compliance

Arezki Touzaline (2014)

Applicationes Mathematicae

The aim of this paper is to study a quasistatic unilateral contact problem between an elastic body and a foundation. The constitutive law is nonlinear and the contact is modelled with a normal compliance condition associated to a unilateral constraint and Coulomb's friction law. The adhesion between contact surfaces is taken into account and is modelled with a surface variable, the bonding field, whose evolution is described by a first-order differential equation. We establish a variational formulation...

A verified method for solving piecewise smooth initial value problems

Ekaterina Auer, Stefan Kiel, Andreas Rauh (2013)

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

In many applications, there is a need to choose mathematical models that depend on non-smooth functions. The task of simulation becomes especially difficult if such functions appear on the right-hand side of an initial value problem. Moreover, solution processes from usual numerics are sensitive to roundoff errors so that verified analysis might be more useful if a guarantee of correctness is required or if the system model is influenced by uncertainty. In this paper, we provide a short overview...

Analysis and numerical approximation of an elastic frictional contact problem with normal compliance

Weimin Han, Mircea Sofonea (1999)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We consider the problem of frictional contact between an elastic body and an obstacle. The elastic constitutive law is assumed to be nonlinear. The contact is modeled with normal compliance and the associated version of Coulomb's law of dry friction. We present two alternative yet equivalent weak formulations of the problem, and establish existence and uniqueness results for both formulations using arguments of elliptic variational inequalities and fixed point theory. Moreover, we show the continuous...

Analysis and Numerical Approximation of an Electro-elastic Frictional Contact Problem

El. Essoufi, El. Benkhira, R. Fakhar (2010)

Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena

We consider the problem of frictional contact between an piezoelectric body and a conductive foundation. The electro-elastic constitutive law is assumed to be nonlinear and the contact is modelled with the Signorini condition, nonlocal Coulomb friction law and a regularized electrical conductivity condition. The existence of a unique weak solution of the model is established. The finite elements approximation for the problem is presented, and error...

Analysis of a contact adhesive problem with normal compliance and nonlocal friction

Arezki Touzaline (2012)

Annales Polonici Mathematici

The paper deals with the problem of a quasistatic frictional contact between a nonlinear elastic body and a deformable foundation. The contact is modelled by a normal compliance condition in such a way that the penetration is restricted with a unilateral constraint and associated to the nonlocal friction law with adhesion. The evolution of the bonding field is described by a first-order differential equation. We establish a variational formulation of the mechanical problem and prove an existence...

Analysis of a viscoelastic antiplane contact problem with slip-dependent friction

Thierry-Vincent Hoarau-Mantel, Andaluzia Matei (2002)

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

We study a mathematical problem modelling the antiplane shear deformation of a viscoelastic body in frictional contact with a rigid foundation. The contact is bilateral and is modelled with a slip-dependent friction law. We present the classical formulation for the antiplane problem and write the corresponding variational formulation. Then we establish the existence of a unique weak solution to the model, by using the Banach fixed-point theorem and classical results for elliptic variational inequalities....

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