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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 24
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Paper II.5

Numerical Experiments with Algorithms for Variational Inequalities in Mechanics

H.J.C. Barbosa*, F.M.P. Raupp* and C.C.H. Borges

*LNCC/CNPq, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
#Programa de Engenharia Civil, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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H.J.C. Barbosa, F.M.P. Raupp, C.C.H. Borges, "Numerical Experiments with Algorithms for Variational Inequalities in Mechanics", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Advances in Non-Linear Finite Element Methods", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 55-65, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.24.2.5
In this work, the computational performance of some algorithms for solving variational inequalities is compared by means of numerical experiments. The model problems used to test the behaviour of the algorithms considered were the obstacle problem for a membrane and the contact problem in infinitesimal elasticity. Both problems involved different load conditions and parameters. The finite element method was used for the spatial discretization process.

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