Finite-element modeling of multibody contact and its application to active faults

Xing, H. L. and Makinouchi, A. (2002) Finite-element modeling of multibody contact and its application to active faults. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 14 6-7: 431-450. doi:10.1002/cpe.623

Author Xing, H. L.
Makinouchi, A.
Title Finite-element modeling of multibody contact and its application to active faults
Journal name Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1040-3108
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/cpe.623
Volume 14
Issue 6-7
Start page 431
End page 450
Total pages 20
Place of publication W Sussex
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Earthquakes have been recognized as resulting from a stick-slip frictional instability along the faults between deformable rocks. An arbitrarily-shaped contact element strategy, named the node-to-point contact element strategy, is proposed, applied with the static-explicit characters to handle the friction contact between deformable bodies with stick and finite frictional slip and extended here to simulate the active faults in the crust with a more general nonlinear friction law. An efficient contact search algorithm for contact problems among multiple small and finite deformation bodies is also introduced. Moreover, the efficiency of the parallel sparse solver for the nonlinear friction contact problem is investigated. Finally, a model for the plate movement in the north-east zone of Japan under gravitation is taken as an example to be analyzed with different friction behaviors. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.
Keyword Computer Science, Software Engineering
Computer Science, Theory & Methods
multibody contact
finite-element method
nonlinear frictional contact
parallel sparse solver
active faults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: "APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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