We consider a mathematical model which describes the quasistatic contact between a viscoplastic body and a foundation. The contact is frictionless and is modelled with a new and nonstandard condition which involves both normal compliance, unilateral constraint and memory effects. We derive a variational formulation of the problem then we prove its unique weak solvability. The proof is based on arguments on history-dependent variational inequalities
(Babeş-Bolyai University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences)
(Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis, Romanian Academy)
(Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Physique, Université de Perpignan)
viscoplastic material; frictionless contact; unilateral constraint; history-depdendent variational inequality; weak solution
A. Farcaş, F. Pătrulescu, M. Sofonea, A history-dependent contact problem with unilateral constraint, Ann. Acad. Rom. Sci. Ser. Math. Appl., vol 4, no. 1 (2012), pp. 90-96
Annals of the Academy of Romanian Scientists. Mathematics and its Applications
Publishing House of Romanian Scientists (Editura Academiei Oamenilor de Ştiinţă din România), Bucharest
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