Quasistatic Problems

  • Anca Capatina
Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 31)


This chapter deals with the study of quasistatic contact problems with a nonlocal Coulomb friction law. We first consider that the unilateral contact is modeled by the Signorini conditions. In this case, a variational formulation involves two inequalities with the simultaneous presence of the displacement field and of the velocity field. An existence result is provided and convergence results, for a space finite element approximation and an implicit time discretization scheme of this problem, are proved. Next, we study a boundary control problem related to a quasistatic bilateral contact problem with nonlocal Coulomb friction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anca Capatina
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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics “Simion Stoilow” of the Romanian AcademyBucharestRomania

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