An Analysis of the Unilateral Contact Problem with Friction of Beams and Plates on an Elastic Half-Space

  • L. Ascione
  • D. Bruno
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Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 304)


In this paper we analyze the unilateral contact problem with friction of some one-dimensional models, like beams and circular plates, constrained on an elastic half-space. Firstly, the main features of the continuous model, which has been developed in a previous work, are discussed. Then a finite element model is presented and some numerical results, which show the influence of the friction on the nature of the soil-foundation interaction, are given.


Contact Problem Circular Plate Auxiliary Problem Finite Element Approximation Unilateral Contact 


In questo lavoro si sviluppa una analisi del problema di contatto con attrito di alcuni modelli monodimensionali di travi e piastre circolari vincolati monolateralmente su un semispazio elastico. Vengono innanzitutto richiamati gli aspetti fonda-mentali del modello continuo, sviluppato in un precedente lavoro. Si fornisce quindi un modello agli elementi finiti e si presenta-no alcuni risultati numerici che mostrano l’influenza del fenomeno di attrito sulla natura dell’interazione suolo-struttura.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Ascione
    • 1
  • D. Bruno
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di StruttureUniversity of CalabriaUSA

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