NormalNodalMechanicalContact

Similar to the NormalMortarMechanicalContact object except the contact forces are applied through a node-face geometric discretization as opposed to a mortar discretization. Some numerical experiments show that non-linear solve convergence with the node-face discretization for contact forces is comparable or only slightly worse than the mortar application.

Applies the normal contact force to displacement residuals through a Lagrange Multiplier

Input Parameters

  • componentThe force component constraint that this object is supplying

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:x y z

    Description:The force component constraint that this object is supplying

  • lambdaThe normal lagrange multiplier

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The normal lagrange multiplier

  • variableThe name of the variable that this constraint is applied to.

    C++ Type:NonlinearVariableName

    Options:

    Description:The name of the variable that this constraint is applied to.

Required Parameters

  • execute_onLINEARThe list of flag(s) indicating when this object should be executed, the available options include NONE, INITIAL, LINEAR, NONLINEAR, TIMESTEP_END, TIMESTEP_BEGIN, FINAL, CUSTOM.

    Default:LINEAR

    C++ Type:ExecFlagEnum

    Options:NONE INITIAL LINEAR NONLINEAR TIMESTEP_END TIMESTEP_BEGIN FINAL CUSTOM

    Description:The list of flag(s) indicating when this object should be executed, the available options include NONE, INITIAL, LINEAR, NONLINEAR, TIMESTEP_END, TIMESTEP_BEGIN, FINAL, CUSTOM.

  • normal_smoothing_distanceDistance from edge in parametric coordinates over which to smooth contact normal

    C++ Type:double

    Options:

    Description:Distance from edge in parametric coordinates over which to smooth contact normal

  • normal_smoothing_methodMethod to use to smooth normals (edge_based|nodal_normal_based)

    C++ Type:std::string

    Options:

    Description:Method to use to smooth normals (edge_based|nodal_normal_based)

  • orderFIRSTThe finite element order used for projections

    Default:FIRST

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH

    Description:The finite element order used for projections

  • primaryThe boundary ID associated with the primary side

    C++ Type:BoundaryName

    Options:

    Description:The boundary ID associated with the primary side

  • primary_variableThe variable on the primary side of the domain

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The variable on the primary side of the domain

  • secondaryThe boundary ID associated with the secondary side

    C++ Type:BoundaryName

    Options:

    Description:The boundary ID associated with the secondary side

  • tangential_toleranceTangential distance to extend edges of contact surfaces

    C++ Type:double

    Options:

    Description:Tangential distance to extend edges of contact surfaces

Optional Parameters

  • control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • use_displaced_meshTrueWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

Advanced Parameters

  • extra_matrix_tagsThe extra tags for the matrices this Kernel should fill

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The extra tags for the matrices this Kernel should fill

  • extra_vector_tagsThe extra tags for the vectors this Kernel should fill

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The extra tags for the vectors this Kernel should fill

  • matrix_tagssystemThe tag for the matrices this Kernel should fill

    Default:system

    C++ Type:MultiMooseEnum

    Options:nontime system

    Description:The tag for the matrices this Kernel should fill

  • vector_tagsnontimeThe tag for the vectors this Kernel should fill

    Default:nontime

    C++ Type:MultiMooseEnum

    Options:nontime time

    Description:The tag for the vectors this Kernel should fill

Tagging Parameters

Input Files